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Jul 06, 2016 05:30 PM EDT
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I mean, who would not want a bag of potato chips?

A seagull from England is currently making rounds on the internet after it was filmed stealing a packet of junk foodat a grocery store in Greggs Store, South Shields in England.

The video was captured and uploaded by a customer who witnessed the bizarre incident.

The clip shows the big bird casually entering the grocery shop before using its beak to pick up the bg of potato chips. The bird then proceeded to the door to flee with its food.

"I've never seen anything like it. The seagull knew exactly what it was doing. I'd stopped in to get a bacon sandwich on the way to work and I could see it trying to come in," customer Gordon Lindsay told The Express in an interview.

"The lady behind the till was having none of it. Then she turned round to fix something on the coffee machine and the seagull made a break for it," he added.

What was even more peculiar was that the clever seagull was able to exit using the automated doors.

"It had absolutely no shame and certainly didn't hang around once it had got what it wanted. I couldn't believe the cheek of it. It flapped again to open the doors and off it went."

Seagulls are notorious for their brazen behavior and  are well known for stealing food. Because of their deeds, they are often called the "thugs" of the bird world.

A few months ago, another seagull went viral on the internet after it fell in a vat of curry and turned orange. It was brought to Vale Wildlife Hospital in Wales to be cleaned up.

A survey conducted by Daily Mail revealed 95 percent of UK hates these birds and consider them the most detested bird in the country, followed by pigeons and magpies.

Despite being noisy and aggressive, seagulls are known to be clever as shown by their different feeding behaviors. When foraging for snails, they drop the snails onto rocks to crack it open.

Wildlife Management said in Ireland, all seagulls and their active nests are protected by National and European Wildlife Legislation/Directives.

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