A zoo in the UK is hiring a human seagull deterrent, and you can apply for the role.Blackpool Zoo in Lancashire has listed a new position for “Seagull Deterrent/Visitor Services Assistant” to wear a bird costume and scare away seagulls.
“At Blackpool Zoo it goes without saying that we love all animals! And as a seaside resort, Blackpool is not short of seagulls,” the job description reads. “However, the seagulls are proving to be a bit of a nuisance when it comes to trying to steal food from our visitors and our animal enclosures!”
“We need to do what we can to keep the seagulls away from our main visitor dining areas, which is why we are looking for a team of people to join our Visitor Services team as ‘Seagull Deterrents’,” it added.
Qualifications include being visitor focused, friendly, energetic, flexible and outgoing.
Interested applicants can apply on the Blackpool Zoo website.