For Sale is a Full Page removed from "The Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News, May 3rd, 1913," showing the Following 8 Drawings by Frank Southgate for "A Ruthless Robber.- The Great Black-Backed Gull."
a- Taking young razorbills. b- Resting on the shore. c- The lure. d- Attacking a strayed lamb. e- Raiding the punt-gunner. f- Immature plumage. g- Far out at sea in search of plunder. i- Cutting out widgeon.
The largest of our gulls, the great black-back, with his powerful, vulture-like beak, deals death to anything weak or wounded on sea or shore. There is nothing he will not eat in the flesh line. He is very wary, but curiosity is his undoing sometimes, and if not previously shot at, the dodge of throwing out a lure on the water seldom fails to bring him in range.