If you’ve been on an Everett area golf course lately you may have noticed a surge in the the number of white objects moving about the green. Unfortunately, those white elements are neither balls or golfers. The photo above shows Seagulls have been taking advantage of the green panoramas of the Legion Golf Course (just north of Everett Community College) often huddled near the water hazards.
But when it comes to hazards, the gulls might find themselves in harms way if a pitted ball comes flying down from the heavens just in time to bonk one of these unsuspecting winged creatures on the noggin. It would most likely mean the end for the poor creature. On the other hand, we’ve heard a story or two about the gulls bombing unsuspecting golfers with another white substance that is even more humiliating than getting cold-conked with a golf ball.
So now if someone asks you about your gull game you can respond with confidence that these flying hazards make it all that much more fun and interesting as long as you are not one of the unlucky players who is a recipient of some air-dropped fertilizer. But if you are a seasoned Pacific Northwest Golfer you already know that most of these natural hazards are just par for the course. Can you imagine what these gulls must be thinking — strange pitted eggs keep falling from the sky and yet those darn things refuse to break!