Onlookers Can’t Stop Laughing As They Watch Sneaky Seagull Steal A Distracted Woman’s Calamari

by Caralynn Lippo
Caralynn is a writer, native New Yorker, TV enthusiast, and dog mom to Hobbes.

Phones can be distracting — especially nowadays, when smartphones essentially place a computer in the palm of your hand.

Many are glued to their phones 24/7, oftentimes using their phones in order to work on the go.

But can you imagine being so distracted by your phone that you don’t notice a huge bird swooping in and snatching your lunch right off your plate?

For one woman in Plettenberg Bay, South Africa, that was a hilarious reality.

A video shot and shared on July 5, 2017, shows a woman eating at a restaurant in the seaside town. The diner is deep in concentration, looking at her phone.

She doesn’t even acknowledge the seagull that’s landed right in front of her.

The seagull sneaks forward, step by tentative step, clearly eyeballing the woman’s food. According to the person who filmed the funny encounter, the woman was eating calamari — quite a tempting snack for a seabird!

What makes this encounter even funnier are the reactions of the onlookers around the woman and her unlikely lunch companion.

As the seagull inches closer, everyone but the woman whose food is about to be stolen notices him. The reaction of a man in blue — who moves as if to warn the woman but ends up stopping and chuckling at the sight instead — is particularly amusing.

Check out this funny moment below, and don’t forget to SHARE this story on Facebook!

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