A hungry sea gull may have lost an arms race with a starfish but ended up winning the battle... hands down.
Sea gulls are infamous for eating anything they can wrap their beaks around but seriously, a starfish? Yes seriously and yes indeed, a rather portly five-armed echinoderm became the main course for a very determined gull who wasn't going to let their lack of limbs cost them a seafood entree.
Kudos to wildlife photographer Michael S Cohen, who captured the greedy gull pulling its best Zoidberg impression one mid-September day at Oregon's popular Cannon Beach. “It was quite amusing watching this gull attempting to eat this starfish whole,” explains Cohen, whose photos of the incident can be viewed at WENN. “It finally decided to swallow it whole, and to my amazement, managed to do just that.”