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Bubba, the base skua

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Bubba is our resident skua - he's a large brown bird, a bit bigger than
a seagull. Skuas are scavenging birds, they'll eat anything they can get
their beaks into. This includes penguin eggs and chicks, fish and any
waste left lying around. Last season, Bubba found that swiping people's
hats tended to lead to an edible reward...Note - we're normally careful about not feeding or interfering with
wildlife, but we make an exception for the base skua.
14th Nov 2005, 13:20  

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Rich says:

gotta make an exception for the base skua!

14th Nov 2005, 13:27

michaelpj says:

Skuas are very greedy. Bubba's predecessor, George, once ate seven sausages and still just about took off...

14th Nov 2005, 13:30

Euphro says:

I miss George, despite her large appetite :)

14th Nov 2005, 17:10

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