Cedric the Seagull’s reign of terror over the Isle of Wight family

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Cedric the Seagull’s reign of terror over the family: Bird ‘bullies’ the dog by stealing toys and balls, turning over a bowl of water and ‘teasing’ her through the patio door – and tearing up the owner’s flower beds

  • A seagull named Cedric by locals terrorizes neighborhood dogs
  • The bird stole pet toys from Sandown Gardens on the Isle of Wight
  • Cedric has also been known to ‘tease’ dogs as they peek behind patio doors

A thieving seagull has terrorized a family’s dog by stealing toys and even ‘teasing’ the animal through patio doors.

The menacing herring gull – named Cedric by locals – has become a neighborhood pest and is particularly unpopular for picking on a border terrier, nip at his squeaky toys and attack his water bowl in the garden.

Cédric goes down to the garden every day, drinks from the border terrier Peg’s water bowl, then turns it over in sight of the puppy.

Cedric the seagull has become a neighborhood pest on the Isle of Wight, and is particularly unpopular for preying on a border terrier, stealing his squeaky toys and attacking his water bowl in his garden.

During a month-long reign of terror, dog owner Mark Tutton saw the attacker steal soft toys and balls.

He said Peg took her toys outside with her but ‘often forgot to bring them back inside’, giving Cedric the perfect opportunity to steal and steal them from the garden in Sandown, Isle of Wight.

The mischievous bird also raided Mr Tutton’s garden, with flowers torn from pots and painted stones also being stolen.

15-week-old Peg now keeps her toys by her bed, and if she hears the dreaded name ‘Cedric’ her ears perk up.

Mr Tutton, a 60-year-old builder, said: ‘This all started last month, Cedric has been dragging on for ages but only recently started doing it.

“A neighbor started calling him Cédric. They have a few bird feeders in their garden, so he is fed there every day and then comes to our garden.

“He comes into the garden, drinks a drink from Peg’s bowl, then knocks it over.

Cedric flies to the garden every day, drinks from the dog Peg's water bowl, then turns it over in full view of the pup.

Cedric flies to the garden every day, drinks from the dog Peg’s water bowl, then turns it over in full view of the pup.

“We know it has been because either we hear the bowl going everywhere or we go out and find a big wet area.

“He also comes to peck the patio door, he’ll come after he spills the water and look at Peg – it’s like he’s teasing her.

“When he gets to the patio door, he looks bigger than Peg.

“Peg started reacting to Cedric standing at the window and will go to the patio doors and watch him like a hawk.

“She’s not chasing him, she’s just watching him through the door. Then every time we open the door, it flies away.

“If Cedric sees something colorful in the garden, he’ll come down and grab it.”

“He took his toys – he picked up the squeaky chicken toy and flew to the roof next door squeaking it.

“He flies away with his toys right away and people have told us they have seen him drop them off on the main road.

“Peg has a few favorite toys like her stuffed animals that go to her bed every night, so we make sure she doesn’t take them outside.

“We sometimes go there and we know that Cédric went there because all the flowers in the pots were torn out.

“We even had painted stones in the garden and he flew off with those. I dread to think what would happen if he dropped one on someone’s head or in the conservatory.

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