Sometimes it's easy to forget that animals can't help stealing food. I mean, it's basically in their nature as a means of survival to look for opportunities to eat when they can, right?
Let's be real. 100% of what they do is pretty much motivated by food and self-preservation. So yeah, I could be mad at my sister's cat for taking my pizza off the dining room table when I stepped into the kitchen to get some crushed garlic, but who's really to blame here? The animal that doesn't know when, or if, it's going to have a meal in the future? Or the human (AKA, me) that was dumb enough to turn his back on a delicious slice, all the while knowing a pizza thief was lurking about?
And if you've ever experienced an animal attack on unsuspecting food, then you know how rare of an occurrence it is: more often, it happens when you're not looking.
She relayed the traumatic experience to BuzzFeed:
"People think I was hand feeding the bird but it LITERALLY swooped in and took the ice cream cone right away. It flew off with it in its mouth but there's no real grip on ice cream so it fell into the ocean. I was just like 'oh' and walked backed to my family and said 'A bird just swooped on my ice cream' and I didn't even KNOW I had this picture. I was just laughing at the table with my family and my cousin asked if I got a picture and I checked my camera roll and there it was and I was in pure shock."
Remember, friends: Guard your ice cream and french fries when you go to the beach or boardwalk, because seagulls don't mess around.