17/07/2014 12:45 BST | Updated 17/07/2014 12:59 BST

Student Shannon Harris Left Bloodied And Shocked After Seagull's Swooping Attack

Wales News Service

A teenager was left bloodied and "terrified" after a seagull launched an attack on her while she was trying to help a baby gull which had wandered onto a busy road.

Shannon Harris, an 18-year-old student at Aberystwyth University, was left with a gash to her head after the bird stabbed her with its beak in her university town.

Harris sustained a head injury

"I ran back to my house with one seagull caught in my hair and the others still swooping down on me, clipping their beaks. I was terrified - my hands were shaking so much I couldn't unlock my front door," Harris told ITV.