Like a scene out of an Alfred Hitchcock movie, this is the moment one dad got in a flap and ran down the street whilst being attacked by a seagull .
Ryan Price, 38, was FaceTiming his wife Bethany when the bird took a dive at him during the call sending the operations manager into a frenzy.
In the hilarious video the seagull can be seen perched on top of a lamppost before swooping down to attack the dad-of-two.
His wife, Bethany, captured the whole thing on video and can be heard laughing while Ryan ran down the street filled with panic.
Ryan said: “There’s been a pair of gulls nesting on our neighbour’s roof for weeks.
“My wife rang me while I was at work to say that she thought the baby had fallen off the roof and that she had seen the parents attack six different people walking past.
“I hadn’t seen the baby so I thought I’d risk my luck walking to the shop and decided to FaceTime Bethany to see if she wanted anything.
“As soon as I got near to the house the seagull launched itself at me and wouldn’t leave me alone.
“Bethany was only up the road so she ran outside and started filming me while I was being chased. She found the whole thing hilarious.”
Ryan’s not the first person to get into a similar situation with the seagull. Many eldery locals claimed they’re too scared to leave their home after being attacked by the bird.
Gulls could become aggressive when parental instincts kick in, usually after a chick has fallen from a roof into a garden or street below.
After the video was shared on Facebook, other residents said they had a similar experience with the bird.
Danny Atherton was picking his niece up from school when he was also subject to the seagull’s attacks.
He said: “I was just walking along the street with my headphones in and then I see these two women waving their arms at me.
“Next minute I see this shadow come behind me and something knock into the back of my head which made me fall over.
“I turn around expecting to see someone, but it was a seagull. Then it started chasing me, so I was running backward and forwards trying to get rid of it.”
In the process of trying to warn of the bird, Danny said he dropped and cracked his mobile phone and has also been left with cuts to his head.
He said: “Luckily a woman let me run into her hallway to escape.
“Then the seagull started attacking other people, so I took the opportunity to make my escape.”