We enjoy the moments when a lone seagull notices we have food and in the blink of an eye there's a flock of 20 hoping for a handout. Since gulls are opportunistic feeders, they'll pretty much go for anything.... including plastic. If it tastes like food or looks like food... and a gull doesn't want another gull to get it... they'll either fly away with the "food" to be chased and then instinctually swallow.
Maybe you've seen the video of the seagull swallowing a plastic bag? If not, take a moment to watch it and share to help raise some awareness because the truth is:
Things that seem completely harmless to us can pose serious threats to animals.
20 minutes on July 22, 2013 at Access 39
Litter by weight: 9.6 oz
Cigarette butts: 26
Total amount of cigarette butts removed from Wrightsville Beach, NC in 192 days: