Yesterday +1: Nature's Boldest Thieves
Lucy Cooke investigates the reasons why urban-dwelling seagulls, foxes, badgers and squirrels have become so successful at stealing people's food. The presenter visits St Ives in Cornwall, where seagulls swoop daily to steal sandwiches out of people's hands, and receives help from avian experts Graham Martin and Steven Portugal to discover what makes the birds such good thieves. The host learns that up to 60 per cent of an urban fox's diet now comprises human food, and observes a black squirrel tackling a home-made assault course in a Hertfordshire garden in a bid to steal nuts from a bird feeder.
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