Seagulls taking over the Orchards Mall in Benton Harbor

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The Orchards Mall in Benton Township is experiencing a bird problem that started five years ago, when stores began to close.

When those stores moved out, the seagulls moved in.

The mall says that the problem has only gotten worse, with double the amount of birds moving in every year.

Residents say that dead seagulls are all over the property.

ABC 57 news says that the birds are dying, because there is not enough food for all of them.

The Ring-Billed seagulls are a federally protected species.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has said that the mall can cull.

200 of the eggs and chicks on the property.

The mall says that they are doing what they can to get rid of the birds.

You can go here for the original story from ABC 57 News.

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