This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V23", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
The gull it appears is the guller and not the gulled. Mr. Joseph Willcox of the Philadelphia Academy of Natural Sciences has been studying the grey pelican of Florida. In the morning it gorges itself with fish, and puts what it cannot eat then into its pouch. It is so heavy that it stands all day with its head down waiting for the food to digest. As it digests he opens his pouch and tabes out another fish to eat. The gull has learned this, and hovers around watching its chances; when the pelican erects itself the gull knows what it is for, and hovers around, sometimes even resting on the pelican's back, and, as the pouch opens makes a sudden pounce with its head, and adroitly seizes and carries off a fish from the pelican's pouch.