World Italy: Seagulls now eating rats after closure of cafes and restaurants during coronavirus lockdown

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    The closure of cafes and restaurants in Rome due to the coronavirus outbreak means seagulls have had to change their habits and start eating rats, zoologists claim.

    Without any scraps to feed on in the empty streets of the Italian capital, which is usually buzzing with tourists, seagulls have had to adapt to survive.

    "Animals are changing their habits as we change ours,” zoologist Bruno Cignini told local newspaper Corriere della Sera.

    Mr Cignini, who works at Rome University Tor Vergata, said: “They are catching mostly pigeons but also swallows and black birds.

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