Two camera ready seagulls have become a comedy duo as they perch, walk in front of, and seemingly pose for a traffic camera. The birds have been filmed over the past two days walking around in front of a camera at a junction on the approach to the Blackwall Tunnel in Poplar, East London. Transport bosses told how the seagulls have been nicknamed “Graeme” and “Steve”, with a series of tweets adding hilarious puns to the comedic pair.
Some Twitter users went for simple bird puns such as “getting a bird’s eye view” or “they must be advising drivers to BEAKcareful.”
While others took the joke a step further and incorporated their photoshop skills and pop culture knowledge to add to the hilarity.
Twitter user Jacob R went as far to edit the picture to have Steven Seagal’s face over one of the seagulls as it looked over the traffic.
Other fans of the pair let their imaginations run more wild by adding conspiracy theories and giant animals notions.
Scooby93 tweeted: “These seagulls are literally taking control of all these CCTV’S, they run these streets now.”
Another replied: “Are you sure it’s not a giant seagull that’s attempting to block the tunnel entrance?”
While another social media user added: “It’s trying to stop all the Big Brothers watching everyone.”
The official TFL traffic News Twitter page jumped in on the jokes and posted the video with the caption “Due to popular demand, a quick update from our reporter just north of the blackball tunnel.”
A Transport for London spokesman said: “Our cameras usually give us a bird’s eye view of traffic across London, but we’d like to thank our new colleagues Graeme and Steve for helping out at beak times.”
Published at Tue, 30 Apr 2019 21:21:00 +0000