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    This Girl Captured The Exact Moment A Seagull Stole Her Ice Cream And It's Intense

    Dang birds always taking advantage of innocent ice cream eaters.

    This is Kris, a UCLA student from Southern California majoring in Life Sciences.

    Recently, Kris traveled with her family to Santa Barbara for a nice weekend away. While she was there, she bought an ice cream cone and walked along Stearns Wharf.

    She took this pic for her Snapchat story, looking out onto the clear blue sea. Isn't it nice?


    "We all wanted to get ice cream," Kris told BuzzFeed News. "I got my ice cream first, so I came out and you could see all of Santa Barbara from where I was standing, so yeah - I thought it would be a pretty picture and I took it."

    But Kris wasn't happy with the lighting in her first pic, so she moved along the wharf a bit more and tried to take another. Then this happened:


    Yep, Kris managed to capture the exact moment a huge seagull swooped down and grabbed her ice cream.

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    "People think I was hand feeding the bird but it LITERALLY swooped in and took the ice cream cone right away," said Kris. "It flew off with it in its mouth but there's no real grip on ice cream so it fell into the ocean," Kris said.

    "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."

    Kris' tweet of the incident has almost 10,000 retweets and people are even turning the lucky photo into memes.

    "I was so busy laughing and then people on the wharf came up to me and asked if I got what just happened and it was shocking because I did?" said Kris. "10/10 most unbelievable thing to happen to me."

    Kris said her parents kept offering to buy her another ice cream but she wasn't interested.

    "I just took it as a sign that today was not my day for ice cream," she said.

    Brad Esposito is a news reporter for BuzzFeed and is based in Sydney, Australia.

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