Every day at 1 o'clock in the afternoon, except on Sundays, a gunner from the 105th Regiment Royal Artillery fires a cannon from the Edinburgh Castle in Scotland.
The One O'Clock Gun, a popular tourist attraction on the Mills Mount Battery, has been a tradition since 1861, when it was originally started as a time signal for ships in the Firth of Forth to set their maritime clocks needed for navigation.
Apparently somebody forgot to inform this seagull of the impending firing of the One O'Clock Gun on Tuesday. Tourist Graham Anderson of Springfield, Ohio, shot video of the cannon shooting that didn't go quite as expected, from the crying baby to the misguided seagull:
The cannon shoots blanks, but the seagull just barely missed being struck by the blast as it flew directly into the path of the 105mm field gun. It was almost as if the gunner was taking target practice.
Fortunately, the seagull flew away unharmed, except for perhaps the ringing in its ears.
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