Getting in a flap! A momentarily terrified father, 38, runs down a street attacked by divebombing seagulls while on FaceTime with his wife.
- Ryan Price, 38, was chased into his home by the bird, which was filmed by wife Bethany, 25.
- A family of territorial herons have built a nest in a street in Wallasey, The Wirral.
- Elderly residents are also afraid to leave their homes due to angry birds.
- A man fell and was bitten when a heron flew into the back of his head.
Footage shows the moment an angry seagull chased a man down the road after diving.
Ryan Price, 38, was walking back to his home in Wallasey in The Wirral when he filmed the angry bird chasing him down his street.
Videos taken by him and his wife Bethany, 25, stand at their front door as Siegel sits on a lamp post before sneaking up behind her.
The footage shows the father-of-two running down the street in panic as Bethenny screams with laughter through the door.
Ryan said the couple had been having problems with herons on their street for several weeks.
Ryan Price, 38, had to run away from the angry gull back to his front door where his wife Bethany, 25, was filming him.
Aggressive seagulls are scaring residents, even the elderly are afraid to go outside.
Ryan and Bethany said they and their neighbors in The Wirral in Wallasey have been dealing with herons for weeks, but added the incident was ‘hilarious’.
He said: ‘A pair of gulls have been nesting on our neighbour’s roof for weeks.
‘My wife called me while I was at work to say she thought the child had fallen from the roof and she had seen the parents attack six different people.
‘I hadn’t seen the baby so I thought I’d risk my luck by walking into the shop and decided to FaceTime Bethany to see if she wanted anything.
‘As I approached the house the seagull attacked me and would not leave me alone.
‘Bethenny was just on the road, so she ran outside and started filming me while I was being chased. He found the whole thing hilarious.’
In the footage, Ryan can be seen trying to avoid being hit by a seagull as it pounces on him from a lamp post.
The 38-year-old had to duck to avoid being mauled by the heron before returning home
David Poulton, another resident of the area, said the seagulls attacked him and knocked him down, forcing him to take cover in a nearby neighbour’s house.
A flock of herons has been a nightmare for locals in the area in recent weeks, with many elderly residents afraid to leave their homes because of the birds.
Gulls are usually more aggressive when their families are threatened, including when one of their chicks has fallen out of the nest.
Other residents with similar stories responded to Ryan when he posted the video of the seagulls online.
Danny Atherton, of Poulton Road, was picking up his niece from school when the birds also attacked him.
He said: ‘I was just walking down the street with my headphones on and then I saw these two women waving at me.
‘The next moment I saw this shadow come up behind me and hit me in the back of the head with something that knocked me over.
‘I turn around hoping to see someone, but it’s a heron. Then he started chasing me, so I was running back and forth trying to get away from him.’
Danny said he dropped and cracked his cell phone and also had cuts on his head.
He said: ‘Luckily a woman let me into her hallway to escape.
‘Then the heron started attacking other people, so I jumped at the chance.’