Gang of seagulls responsible for the killing of Yorkshire Terrier, family say
A family have spoken of their devastation after their Yorkshire Terrier was apparently mauled to death by a gang of seagulls.
Emily Vincent, from Cornwall in the UK, says her terrier Roo had to be put down after he received severe head injuries and a brain haemorrhage from the attack.
The family says Roo was attacked by a gang of seagulls last Thursday while he was playing in the back garden of their home in St Columb Minor.
Vincent says Roo came running into the kitchen and collapsed in a pool of blood. It was like the scene of a murder, she said.
"I ran into the kitchen and saw Roo lying on his side and there was blood everywhere. Roo had managed to run indoors and then collapsed. Blood was coming out of his head. It was like a murder scene."
They raced Roo to the vet but his injuries were too severe and the decision was made to put him down.
The seagulls, they said, have been nesting on the roof of the house and are believed to have been protecting their nests when they attacked.
Mother Vincent said: "Jace was with Roo in the garden and then all of a sudden Jace started screaming ‘Roo is bleeding’.