Good gully! Friendly sea bird perches on ferry pilot’s head as he searches for food

  • Gulliver the gull sat on Teignmouth and Shaldon ferryman’s head Pete Brock
  • He won over tourists in Devon for his choice of seat as he sat looking for food
  • Amusing moment was caught on camera on the Teignmouth and Sheldon ferry

While seagulls are not normally welcome guests on seaside excursions, this friendly herring gull – known locally as Gulliver – has won over tourists and mariners in Devon, where he regularly perches on Teignmouth and Shaldon ferryman Pete Brock’s head in search of scraps of food.

The amusing moment was caught on camera.

While seagulls are usually regarded as a nuisance in most seaside towns, this one seems to have built up a friendly rapport with Pete as it is not the first time it has adopted the unusual position.

What do you call a man with a seagull on his head? The answer, as it turns out, is Pete Brock

The pictures were taken by fellow mariner Rob Hughes, of Devon Sea Safari.

He said: ‘It is a herring gull that is quite well known in the area, so much so that people call it Gulliver.

‘It usually gets given some grain or bread which is why it hangs around the ferry and looks like it has taken a shine to Pete.’

Gulliver has won over tourists and mariners in Devon, where he regularly perches on Teignmouth and Shaldon ferryman Pete Brock’s head in search of scraps of food

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