Wildlife officials near Everett decided it would be a wonderful idea to hang dead seagulls by their feet off the pier to scare off other seagulls because the poop is causing health issues, making the ground slippery and getting on all the equipment.

What the heck? Is this the Middle Ages?

Bird lovers are calling the strategy inhumane and are worried about children seeing the hanging seagulls. The Port of Everett says only the workers affected by the bird poop can see them, and nothing else has worked.

Matt Cardy