Mine! Seagull steals GoPro from tourist

Gotta love this one! – Ned


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  • German tourist Martin Lozano left his camera rolling on a wall on island
  • Seagull moved towards GoPro, picked it up in its mouth and flew away
  • Tourist can be heard shouting and whistling for the bird to return to him
  • Bird captures footage of the view and himself before dropping the GoPro

This is the humorous moment a seagull captured some birds-eye-view footage of the Cies Islands after stealing a GoPro and flying around the bay with it.

German tourist Martin Lozano was lucky to retrieve his camera after the opportunistic bird crept up on it as it sat on a wall recording, and picked it up in its mouth.

The seagull then set about flying away with it to the sound of Martin shouting and whistling for the bird to turn around and fly back with it.

The curious seagull approached the GoPro camera, which had been left recording on a wall on the Cies Islands     The curious seagull approached the GoPro camera, which had been left recording on a wall on the Cies Islands

The curious seagull approached the GoPro camera, which had been left recording on a wall on the Cies Islands


Landing soon after its first flight, the bird records its shadow as it swoops through the air and its feet as it touches down on a wall.

It then runs off the edge and begins flying once again – this time it captures footage of the rocks, which jut out from the side of the cliff, and the water below.

Appearing to fly in a circle of the bay, the bird touches down once again and rather humorously records Martin running towards it.

The seagull then drops the camera onto the wall and manages to record itself looking down before it places its entire beak around it.

Mine, mine, mine! The seagull picks up the GoPro and flies away with it to the sound of the owner shouting

Mine, mine, mine! The seagull picks up the GoPro and flies away with it to the sound of the owner shouting

The bird manages to film a part of itself and its shadow as it swoops through the air before landing on another wall

The bird manages to film a part of itself and its shadow as it swoops through the air before landing on another wall

Approaching, Martin reaches out to grab the camera as the bird attempts to set off once more.

The video then concludes – presumably the seagull dropped the GoPro shortly after its third flight.

Since being posted to YouTube a week ago, the video has been viewed nearly 700,000 times.

It has also received a number of comments from users clearly amused by the antics of the cheeky seagull.

The seagull captures footage of the rocks, which jut out from the side of the cliff, and the water below

The seagull captures footage of the rocks, which jut out from the side of the cliff, and the water below

What you looking at? The bird manages to film its own face after it lands on a wall and drops the camera

What you looking at? The bird manages to film its own face after it lands on a wall and drops the camera

User Raúl Manuel Pérez Álvarez wrote: ‘I don’t know how many times seagulls have stolen my sandwiches in those islands when I went there every summer with my school…

‘Beware Cies’s seagulls, they have no compassion.’

While user Josode, possibly alluding to the amount of horizontally shot videos online, rather humorously wrote: ‘That seagull films better than most people on the internet.’

The Cies Islands are situated off the coast of Pontevedra in Galicia, Spain and were declared a Nature Reserve in 1980.

The seagull attempts to readjust the camera in its beak and flies off with it for a third time before the video concludes

The seagull attempts to readjust the camera in its beak and flies off with it for a third time before the video concludes.

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