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Of European Shags and Eastern European Thugs

I went back to the scene of our bag-snatching robbery yesterday in Es Molinar on the off-chance of finding a stolen laptop computer or else, a sign of the culprits. Instead, I found an idyllic scene of a flock of seagulls and a covey of European Shags (Latin: Phalacrocorax aristotelis, Castellano: Cormorán Moñudo), also known as Common Shags, being members of the cormorant family. The birds were waiting for a catch of fish, I suppose, before I saw them flying away, oblivious to our plight.

For those of you who might be interested in the petty crime scene in Mallorca’s capital, we were alternatively pointed to some housing estate of gypsies, to Latino gangs, to the drug scene of Son Banya, to the Moros and the Palma gangland made up of Eastern European thugs. But so far, no luck. Today, in the very early hours, we will try our luck at the Car Boot Sale in Consell. Wish us luck.

The photo was taken in Portixol, Palma, Mallorca, Baleares, Spain. The date: January 28th, 2012. The time was 14:47:21.

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  1. You have my condolences on the theft of your laptop. a few years ago i had the misfortune of having about 250 euros stolen from my wallet. Yes i should have realised that it was on the cards when a woman gave me a flower and wanted 2 euros for it before i knew it i had about 5 females distracting me, i had my young son with me at the time, and i realised what had happened within a couple of seconds of walking away. Hindsight is a good thing. ever since that day in the market square in Palma i have been very careful and keep 10 euros in loose change in my pocket. It certainly has not put me off coming to Mallorca, and the capital Palma, just a bit more cautious.

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