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Old 06-04-2015, 02:41 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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Upon reading up on the Utah deal...it's tied in to historical events (something about crickets) and Mormanism, go figure. They have traditionally inhabited the area around the Great Salt Lake.
That actually makes sense then, seeing as Great Salt Lake has saltwater
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Old 06-04-2015, 02:50 PM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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Tiny lobsters? Do you mean "crawdads"? I hope y'all do because I love them, and wanna move up to Minnesota
yeah! crawdads
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Old 06-04-2015, 02:54 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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Seagulls are everywhere. They are even in CO which is about as landlocked as you can get.
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Old 06-04-2015, 02:56 PM
 
Location: Milwaukee
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They're everywhere in Miami. My family would feed them the leftover scraps from the delicious Publix fried chicken. You must not be a native or have grown up in Miami if you never saw any! You'd also see them at the K-Mart near LeJeune and Flagler. If there's one thing I miss about Florida, it's the seagulls. They're quieter and more polite than the Cubans
Well, it's been contended by many that he doesn't even live there now. Either way, I would not be surprised.

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That actually makes sense then, seeing as Great Salt Lake has saltwater
What does saltwater have to do with anything, though? Great Lakes are freshwater, and there are more seagulls per square mile than you can shake a stick at.
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Old 06-04-2015, 03:00 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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Well, it's been contended by many that he doesn't even live there now. Either way, I would not be surprised.



What does saltwater have to do with anything, though? Great Lakes are freshwater, and there are more seagulls per square mile than you can shake a stick at.
True, however I can imagine any group of seagulls that may have migrated from a coastal Pacific area to have settled there and established a colony. Even then, besides the lake, Utah seems like a far reach for them! It's a dry and mountainous terrain.
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Old 06-04-2015, 03:04 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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That actually makes sense then, seeing as Great Salt Lake has saltwater
Salt water has nothing to do with it. Sea gulls gather around fresh water puddles to drink and bathe. While they "can" drink salt water they definitely prefer fresh water.
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Old 06-04-2015, 03:12 PM
 
Location: Chicago (from pittsburgh)
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Seriously? You can find those rats along the river in Pittsburgh.
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Old 06-05-2015, 12:42 AM
 
Location: Aurora, Colorado
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Well we have "Sea" gulls here in Denver, so it always use to confuse me why there were seagulls here but no sea. Someone probably already said it, but there's really no such thing as a seagull, just gulls. I think they live in most places in the U.S.
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Seagulls are everywhere. They are even in CO which is about as landlocked as you can get.
Yeah, this
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Old 06-05-2015, 10:48 AM
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Location: A Yankee in northeast TN
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Yeah, everywhere, even saw them in Memphis. Sand pipers OTOH, those are what I associate with beaches!
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Old 06-05-2015, 10:53 AM
 
Location: Milwaukee
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Yeah, everywhere, even saw them in Memphis. Sand pipers OTOH, those are what I associate with beaches!
Ok, but across the country gulls are thick (and thickest) on beach areas. They can be found elsewhere, but if you're along Lake Michigan or the Atlantic shore regions, for example, they will be far more omnipresent than anywhere in the country inland. Many more people do in fact associate gulls, called "sea" gulls because of this fact, with beaches than "sand pipers."
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