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Old 06-04-2015, 08:25 AM
 
Location: Milwaukee
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There are seagulls everywhere in Wisconsin, but especially along the Great Lakes, and they are definitely a nuisance. "Rats with wings" is a common cry. They're everywhere in Milwaukee, and they're everywhere in rural areas, too.

I grew up on what's basically a big island in Lake Michigan, and there was seagull crap everywhere. Sometimes you had to shovel off docks so you could use them. I guess this is "vintage" now and maybe they're uncommon, but tourists and locals when I was a kid regularly sported these t-shirts:

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Old 06-04-2015, 08:27 AM
 
Location: Milwaukee
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Interesting that there are seagulls at the Lakes. I've never thought of that possibility before.
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Old 06-04-2015, 08:34 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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There are also always seagulls by the Burger King where I live in Germantown, Northwest Philly-70 Miles from the Beach LOL.

Pidgeons are still the true "rats with wings" though, no matter how much of a nuisance seagulls are.
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Old 06-04-2015, 08:50 AM
 
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Depends on where you live - seagulls have always been more of an issue for me. Both are gross, though!
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Old 06-04-2015, 09:01 AM
 
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Always been curious to see how far inland those birds might travel. Do you see them in Michigan and Wisconsin for example, near the lakes?
They are everywhere. The state bird of Utah is a seagull, that should tell you something.
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Old 06-04-2015, 09:45 AM
 
Location: Miami Beach, FL/Tokyo, Japan
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Seagulls seem to be more "cold water/weather" birds. I've seen them around the great lakes, as well as around lakes period. I can't remember seeing them in Miami, maybe there are types of gulls I just don't recognize as gulls. However I have seen them in Boston, and I have been there far less than Miami.
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Old 06-04-2015, 10:05 AM
 
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They are everywhere. The state bird of Utah is a seagull, that should tell you something.
Wow how majestic of a state bird lol. Maybe we can get Jersey to change theirs to a pigeon.
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Old 06-04-2015, 10:07 AM
 
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What? I don't think much about what type of birds (animals I hate) populate areas hundreds of miles away from me.
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Old 06-04-2015, 10:08 AM
 
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Maybe we can get Jersey to change theirs to a pigeon.
Why would we do that?
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Old 06-04-2015, 10:48 AM
 
Location: Milwaukee
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Because it would be similar to another state using the seagull. You know, humor?
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