One O’Clock gun “shoots down” gull

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THE good news is that we’ve finally found a way to deal with pesky seagulls – the bad news is you need an artillery piece.

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A tourist’s video has captured the moment a gull got its comeuppance when it flew within inches of the muzzle of Edinburgh’s famous One O’Clock gun at the moment it was fired.

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Although the round was obviously blank, the blast was enough to send the bird scarpering, minus several feathers.

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The large crowd that gathered for the firing can be heard gasping but the bird managed to fly away apparently none the worse for its scare.

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The clip was uploaded by Graham Anderson with the title Bird Almost Gets Hit By One O’Clock Gun At Edinburgh Castle.

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The gun is fired every day of the week, except Sunday, in a tradition dating back 154 years.

The gun was originally fired so that ships in the Firth of Forth could set their clocks

 
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