A handshake and a big thank you!
We’ve seen them out Castle Island, loitering near Sullivan’s, looking for the right moment to strike. Seagulls aka brazen street toughs with wings.
Earlier this week, one West Roxbury resident had a run in with a massive 10-pound seagull who literally dive bombed the retired plumber for his hot dog. Bill Downey, 86, was lucky that Park Ranger John Dicicco was close by.
See email below:
A handshake and big thank you from Bill Downey, an 86 year-old retired plumber. While Bill exited the restaurant (Sully’s) at Castle Island, the last thing to expect is a 10 lb seagull to dive down from the roof and attack Bill from behind. Hot dogs, and fries all over the ground. Bill was stunned but not out. Thanks to our newly appointed park ranger, John Dicicco, what could have been a bad fall ended as a great day.
I wish Trooper John a long and happy life at Castle Island.
Our own Heather Foley has covered seagull attacks in the past. You can read her report right here!