Oooh, look! A discarded salmon! My luck's in! New Year feast time!!
(juvenile Great Black-backed Gull)
'Tis the Season for Feasting . . . and disgusting gluttony!
That's fantastic! Reminds me of someone I used to work with.
Sorry to be so late in asking this stupid question, but did the gull ever finish swallowing the fish?
I don't know, it was getting towards dusk and I had to head off home!
This reminded me of rations thrown to the sled dogs in The Call of the Wild. The ex-pet Buck learns to snatch frozen salmon out of the air and swallow it whole if he wants to eat; the other dogs will tear it out of his mouth if he's too slow.