Suffolk County SPCA Offers Reward After Man Kills Seagull On L.I. Beach

MONTAUK, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Authorities are looking for a man who threw rocks and killed a seagull on a beach on eastern Long Island.

Suffolk County SPCA head Roy Gross says the man was observed luring seagulls with bread on Saturday afternoon.

1010 WINS’ Mona Rivera reports: SPCA Says Group Was Targeting Seagulls

Gross says the suspect was a guest at the Royal Atlantic Hotel in Montauk.

He says a rock the size of a brick was thrown at one of the seagulls and it began throwing up blood and bread.

He says a woman walking along the beach captured it on video.

The SPCA is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction in the case.

Recently, Gross says a swan was found impaled by an arrow and a turtle with a nail in its shell.

Have you seen anyone attacking seagulls before? Sound off in our comments section below…

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  1. kendra says:

    i don,t understand people at all y would anyone in there right mind would want to hurt a poor defenseless animal that is not fair and arrested and punished to the fullest extent of the law that is horrible and very bad.and thats very bad.

  2. Will says:

    …do unto others as you’d have done to you…
    if you throw rocks at any animal, you should have rocks thrown at you?
    …THAT sounds rediculous, right? maybe not…
    apparently, this needs to be presented to the offender b/c the offender does not seem to identify his behavior as improper? thus, needs to have his/her safety, security and potentially his/her livelyhood threated by ‘…someone who throws rocks at him…’ after being HIT, he/she is cut + mamed? he/she should not receive the medical treatment necessary to recover from the assault!!! They would need to deal w/ any residuals from the assault alone — they may have a different veiw of their actions if they are allowed to suffer the same impact of their actions which they forced on another?!
    Many of the rules, guidelines and regulations applied to the humans NEED to be applied to other animal species —–> S.T.A.T.!!! Even if he/she were made aware of the negative aftermath of his actions, there are many,many others who might try the same stupidity on other animals, birds, or species who NEED HELP but NEVER get it?! everyday, MOTORISTs drive + kill creatures small+large!? their concerns at any point are the damages + paperwork needed to file w/ insurance companies for the physical repair to their damaged car —–> NO WORRRY or CONCERN for the ANIMALs KILLED? the ANIMAL has brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, cousin, etc. to which they will NEVER SEE AGAIN, but animals aren’t able to hold a funeral, say the greifs and bury their lost freind… nor do they have the pre-school, elementary, high school, college + grad school education to learn, know, experience, survive, re-experience and thrive throughout the long and enduring lives?! it more dwindles down to their first failure halting their existance?? this may be the result b/c the monster SUV w/ 18 headlights was disillusioning to the innocent animal which FROZE as the DRIVE targeted the DEER, DOG, CAT, TURTLE, RABBIT or whatever animal they learned to KILL in the VIDEO GAME TRAINING system they grew with…LEARNING HOW TO KILL?!?
    People NEED to look up from the path they are traveling…try to flourish with life, not EXTINGUISH IT!!!
    I pulled up to a stop sign today. as i made a right, I saw a red cardinal in the middle of the road. in a hurried pace, a lil red car was cruising to the stop sign w/o slowing in any hurry to avoid the bird, let alone STOP for the STOP SIGN?!!? i beeped my horn to try to scare the bird, but the bird jumped 6 inches up, but landed again….then the car was so close, it flew away — just up to a tree? i passed seeing there was a beetle scurrying acrross the heated pavement…
    i pulled over to take a picture of the bird when it returned to the beetle after the cars had passed, but as i jumped out of the car…the cardinal swooped down, got his lunch and was far gone…NATURE AT ITs BEST!!!
    I CAN ONLY ASK THE MOTORISTs STEER CLEAR FROM ANIMAL ACTIVITY ON THE ROADs!? TAKE YOUR FOOT OFF THE GAS? YEILD? SLOW? MAKE AN EFFORT TO TRY?!!? …try to think if you were the one who NEEDED to eat, but your meal was in the middle of the road?? NO ONE to GIVE YOU FOOD? IMAGINE IF YOU ATE your FOOD, BUT A FREEWAY WENT THRU YOUR LIVING ROOM + YOU WERE EATING YOUR MEAL W/ YOUR SISTER, when BAM, Ker-THUNK!?! TUMBLE, TUMBLE + your SISTER is NOT THERE anymore??! PEOPLE:::> FEEL SOME COMPASSION!? TRY TO TREAT ALL ANIMALs AS IF THEY WERE YOURs?!?

  3. Mike says:

    Thiere is something wrong out there in Long Island with animal abuse! Just recently,as mentioned,1st was the turtle,then yesterday the swan shot with an arrow,and now this? These are all innocent animals,God’s creatures,and should not be abused in any way! The ones who did these things sure do have issues,and I hope they all get caught soon!

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