View Full Version : Larcenous Seagull Steals Camera Videtaping Him

07-06-2011, 02:56 PM
A camera-hungry seagull snatched up a man's digital camera and took it for a test flight over Cannes.

And the entire theft was captured on video.

The fowl crook took off with YouTube user Opica1983's GoPro digital camera in June after he placed it down on the sidewalk to record video of the bird.

The seagull is seen in the video approaching the camera, then grabbing it before shooting into the air.

"Hey, hey," a voice is heard yelling, followed by a grunt, suggesting a mad-dash was made to retrieve the $200-plus camera.

Since it was posted, Internet users debated whether or not the video was authentic. Some believed it was a viral video made by GoPro to promote their cameras, something the company has denied.

"We did not set that up and we had nothing to do with that," GoPro's Director of Communications, Rick Loughery, told ABC News on Tuesday.

Opica1983 insists itís real, too.

"I wanted to shoot seagull, I didn't expect that seagull [would] grab my camcorder and fly away," he told ABC News in an e-mail.


07-06-2011, 11:04 PM
It's such a shame when good birds go bad.



07-07-2011, 12:17 AM
So how did he get the camera back?