Seagull Attacks in Kerry
Attacks by seagulls have been making the headlines over the past few weeks, both here and in the UK.
The gulls are reported to have attacked a variety of small pets including tortoises and dogs – and farmers here say they have witnessed these gulls attacking and killing their sheep.
Fianna Fáil Senator Denis O'Donovan has called for a cull of "vicious" seagulls that he said were invading towns, while in the UK, Prime Minister David Cameron has called for a “ big conversation” about the issue.
So are these an over- reaction or a valid concern?
Joining Sean were John McCrohan, farmer and rural development officer in South Kerry, and by Dr Richard Collins, ornithologist and well known to listeners of the Mooney Goes Wild show.
Read More: ‘Stuka dive-bomber’ gulls killing mature sheep inland, Anne Lucey, Irish Examiner, 23rd July 2015
Read More: Senator wants seagull cull considered, RTE.ie, 20th July 2015