This is for the birds...
Indeed, Saturday, June 18, 2016, it was. This was the scene from the rooftop bar at Snapper Jacks where Folly Beach tourists and locals were forced to share air space with a few who weren't too shy in pursuit of food. So, what do you do if you find yourself in a similar situation? One that closely resembles a real-life game of Angry Birds?
Well, it turns out, if you're on Folly Beach, nothing. That's right. The city of Folly Beach is a bird sanctuary. That means by local ordinance, birds are protected. All of them. Even the ones that try their best to disrupt your good time. Now you know.
Are you in the habit of feeding them? Don't. It's not healthy, attracts large numbers, and results in aggression by decreasing fear of humans. The Lowcountry is surrounded by seagulls and other beach birds.
Do your part for wildlife and humans alike. Make it enjoyable for everyone.
Don't interfere with nature by feeding wild animals.