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Venice hotels give tourists water pistols for seagulls

Visitors encouraged to shoot jets at marauding birds

(ANSA) - ROME, MAR 22 - Venice hotels have started giving tourists water pistols to ward off marauding gulls swooping down for their sandwiches and takeaway pizza bites.
    Attacks by the birds, called 'magoghe' in Venetian dialect, have become endemic in recent years.
    Paolo Lorenzoni , director of the historic Gritti Hotel near the Grand Canal, said "they really work, they're also coloured orange, which those birds don't like". (ANSA).
   

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