Animals Video

By Ellie Duncombe

A cat-owner captured the hilarious moment a seagull strolled into his house and scoffed his pet’s food.

Martin Farrington, 32, was in the garden with his two cats when a seagull walked into his house and started eating the cat food in their bowl on the floor.


However, Martin claims that this isn’t the first time the seagull has stolen from his pets – in fact, the audacious bird has been doing the same to the family for FIVE YEARS.

The footage was captured in Martin’s back garden in Blackpool. 

Martin, a business owner, said: “Living 50 yards from the beach our chimney has been an annual nesting site for this family of seagulls for over five years. 

“Each spring we begin to hear the tiny chatters of the young and then, each summer, the parents swoop down and steal my cat’s food as soon as the back door is opened.


“They must have developed an instinctive knack for the sound of it!

“At first we would leave the door open in the summer months to let the sea breeze envelope the house, until one day we heard and alien clattering.

“Walking into the kitchen to see a seagull munching down on the cat’s food was odd to say the least.

“But none of our cats have ever reacted with more than a carefree swipe, I’m sure they notice the size of the things and think ‘better not’.


“But as it is now we’ve all become so used to it that we let it happen, I love watching the baby gulls figure out flight for the first time and it’s our cat food that provides the energy.

“We just can’t leave the door open for more than a minute!”