Woman and dog 'continuously attacked' by angry gulls in garden of Scots home

A woman has opened about her distress over repeatedly being attacked by angry seagulls. The feathered fiends have regularly divebombed Melanie Potter Hughson and her pet dog in the garden of her Broxburn home.

The West Lothian woman says the brazen birds will swoop down upon anyone who passes too close to their nests.

She told how a small cat only "narrowly escaped" a vicious assault by the gulls, whom she believes have been defending their young in the nest.

The ferocious gulls attacked Melanie and her dog
The ferocious gulls attacked Melanie and her dog -Credit:Edinburgh Live

Melanie shared a video with our sister title Edinburgh Live last June, which shows the gulls targeting her dog as it played in her garden.

One seagull can be seen continuously swooping at the pet, often only just missing the pooch before rising into the sky to prepare for another assault.

However, the small but mighty dog shows off its bravery by standing firm and scaring off the bird each time it attacks.

The seagulls continuously swooped at the dog before rising back up for another go
The seagulls continuously swooped at the dog before rising back up for another go -Credit:Edinburgh Live

Speaking about the incidents last June, Melanie said: “It happens every year at this time when the chicks hatch and will get steadily worse for the next month or so.

"Anybody who walks past gets dive-bombed by them, especially if they have a dog with them.

“I witnessed a small cat narrowly escape from it a few days ago! You cannot sit outside on that side of the building just now as they constantly swoop at you.”

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