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A group of seagulls are the latest stars of Transport for London’s traffic news service.
TfL started posting pictures of the gulls on Monday after the birds repeatedly photobombed their traffic cameras.
And within a matter of hours, they’d quickly become internationally famous…
So famous that the video of the gulls, giving a "bird's eye view" of London, has already been viewed nearly 2 million times.
It follows another tweet showing a gull named “Steven Seagull”, who was pictured by Traffic Scotland a few weeks ago.
"Make sure you get my good side, this will be my new profile picture" - Steven Seagull 🦅 #GlasgowsFinest https://t.co/1cTkdJ8kOj — Traffic Scotland (@Traffic Scotland)
That tweet didn’t get a huge amount of attention but TfL’s video caught the public’s imagination and inspired a wave of jokes and terrible puns.
"Well, Dave, as you can see it's starting to busy up here. Best to wing it on an alternative route if you can." https://t.co/8Dt2jlm3Pz — Paul Bradbury (@Paul Bradbury)
When u accidentally turn on front-facing camera https://t.co/tslQMqgCdu — Jon Christian (@Jon Christian)
Honestly, there were so many bad puns…
You're so gullible to take the A102 Blackwall Tunnel today. Make the right caw, and wing it over to the next bridge. https://t.co/hVuKOkeBgE — Rob Zerwekh (@Rob Zerwekh)
"You don't appreciate my bird puns? I have no egrets." https://t.co/aj35RaO2Eq — Liz Dueweke 🥴 (@Liz Dueweke 🥴)
The gulls are now a regular feature on TfL’s account and they made another appearance this morning, helping the service out at "beak times"...
The birds should probably ask for something back from TfL after all the free publicity they've given them.
HT: Twitter Moments
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