This Eastbourne seagull’s lunch decided to fight back

The seagull, looking pleased with its potential dinner. Photo by Stuart Cox.
The seagull, looking pleased with its potential dinner. Photo by Stuart Cox.
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Reader Stuart Cox snapped this tussle between a seagull and an eel in Princes Park.

Stuart said, “The seagull made two attempts to catch it by the time my camera was ready.

The eel wriggles away triumphantly.  Photo by Stuart Cox. SUS-150427-151219001

The eel wriggles away triumphantly. Photo by Stuart Cox. SUS-150427-151219001

“The eel survived after being left on the pavement and I released it back to the water where it happily swam away.

“The moral of the story: don’t attempt to eat what you can’t swallow! The eel was about 50-60cm long!”