A pensioner had blood operating down her face after being knocked to the bottom by a seagull in her backyard.
Rhiannon Fennell was knocked to the bottom throughout the brutal assault, says she thought a ‘stone had fallen on her head’
The 69-year-old, who moved from Africa to Prestatyn, North Wales, says the seagulls she faces pose a larger menace than the continent’s “dangerous animals”.
As the blood streamed down her face, she was initially surprised at what might have occurred.
But when she picked herself up off the ground, she realized she had been pecked on the top by one of many birds nesting within the chimney of the home subsequent door.
Rhiannon Fennell was left bloodied (pictured) after a ferocious chicken descended from her roof and attacked her in her backyard
The 69-year-old from Prestatyn, North Wales, was knocked to the bottom within the brutal assault, says she thought a ‘brick’ had fallen on her head
Despite being confused at first, she quickly realized she had been pecked on the top by one of many birds nesting within the chimney of the home subsequent door
She stated, “I went out the back door to go to the shed and as soon as I stepped foot out the seagull flew down and hit me over the head.
“I thought a stone had fallen on my head when I was knocked to the ground.
“It was really mean, it pecked in my head and I couldn’t see because the blood was running down my face and my glasses.
‘I lived in Africa for thirty years where they have all kinds of dangerous animals and I was never attacked. Now I live in Prestatyn and am attacked by a seagull!’
Ms Fennell, who has lived in Prestatyn for 26 years, says the problem has gotten worse in recent years, with more gulls seemingly nesting further inland.
With a few cuts and bruises, she says she has now recovered from the terrifying experience.
But Ms. Fennell, who lives next door to young children, wants to warn others, especially parents, to be vigilant — especially at a time when seagulls can be extra protective of their chicks.
Talking to the Rhyl Diaryshe added that people with helmets or umbrellas should go outside because of the “vandal birds.”
Ms Fennell, who has lived in Prestatyn for 26 years, says the issue has gotten worse in recent times, with gulls seemingly nesting additional inland.
Speaking to the Rhyl Journal, she added that individuals ought to exit with helmets or umbrellas due to the “vandal birds.” In the photograph: the coast of Prestatyn
She continued, “When I came in, I washed off the blood and put some antiseptic cream on it and took some painkillers.
‘It seems that the gulls are more aggressive at this time of year because they are protecting their chicks.
‘The seagulls have been nesting on the roof for years, but the problem seems to be getting worse.
“I just hope people are careful with their kids because these birds can do some damage.”