As the Croisette hosts the Cannes Film Festival, the Martinez Hotel, a local landmark, has for the second consecutive year hired these quite special employees. Their mission? Deterring seagulls from getting as bold as paparazzi and approaching VIPs' tables.
For the second year in a row, the Hotel Martinez thus decided to rely on an external security supplier, a falconer and his birds. These unusual staff members, which are Harris's hawks -a species hunting cooperatively in pack, which is rare among birds of prey-, are on a "bird scare" mission.
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