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Last Updated: Thursday, 25 May 2006, 11:35 GMT 12:35 UK
Sweet-toothed gull steals mobile
A cheeky seagull in south Devon has graduated from stealing food to taking mobile phones.

It happened at Teignmouth Lido during a session of the town's swimming club.

An instructor put down a black phone, when the gull swooped down, picked it up and flew off with it before dropping it on to a changing room roof.

The gull is known to staff at the pool, who described it as having a fondness for Mars bars. They think it perhaps thought the mobile was a chocolate.

One of the instructor's colleagues managed to retrieve the phone from the roof and it was found not to have made any calls.

Gulls are known for taking food from people at seaside resorts across the county.


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