What can seagulls eat?
They eat dead things that wash up on the shore, and also dung, grain and berries, the bird guide says. They will harass other birds that have found food. The Audubon field guide includes crabs, insects, earthworms, snails, the eggs of horseshoe crabs and the young of other birds.
Do gulls eat other birds?
A chicken’s head and a dead seagull – cannibalised by other gulls – have also been found at the site. Experts believe gulls are becoming increasingly cannibalistic – as well as developing a taste for other birds and mammals – as the UK’s seawater temperatures soar due to climate change.
Will a crow eat a rat?
Yes, crows do eat rats. Crows are omnivores, and they are famous for being hunters and scavengers. With crows being opportunistic birds, they would dive and consider a rat for their meal.
What animals kill rats?
Famously, birds of prey feed on mice and rats. Raptors, including hawks, owls, eagles and falcons, are common predators. Red tail hawks, found across most of North America, and American kestrels, the smallest falcon in North America, will hunt rats by day.
Are slug pellets illegal?
A popular and lethal slug pellet is being banned by ministers after campaigners warned it could pose fatal to garden predators such as toads and hedgehogs. Metaldehyde is a very effective slug poison, which often smells like sweet molasses but kills the gastropods which eat it.
Do slugs like rat poison?
From what I understand, not only can snails ingest rat poison, but they actually love it. They will actively eat it. Doesn’t poison them, their systems are different from rats. The snail will be OK as invertebrates are not affected by the poison in the same way as vertebrates.
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