Over the years, seagulls have gained quite the name for themselves for being extremely greedy birds. Because let's face it, we've all encountered the scavenging habits of the seaside birds at some point in our lives, haven't we?

Well, the latest video to go viral has reaffirmed exactly why seagulls are seen as scavengers as someone has managed to capture on camera the moment a seagull ripped food out of a man's mouth while he was taking a bite. It's safe to say, it's a situation that has left everyone shocked.

The man, named Matthew, had been taking a bite of his food when the incident happened.

The hilarious, yet shocking, moment was fortunately captured on camera by Matthew's friend, Sophie Ellen McGill, who later shared it on TikTok.

The video, which has since gone viral and received more than 2.4 million views, shows Matthew stood outside of a shop in the U.K holding a drink in one hand and some food in the other.

As he goes to take a bite of his food, a seagull flies over and uses his beak to take a chunk out of Matthew's food.

The video, which has been slowed down for dramatic effect, has left viewers shocked, with many praising Matthew's friend for the timing of the filming.

"Good you didn't bite his head off," one person commented, to which McGill responded by writing: "Don't think he's into seagull tbh bro."

"It actually got inside his mouth," wrote another TikTok user.

"That's a really aggressive seagull," another person added.

But, although the video has left many people stunned, it has also revealed that seagulls stealing food out of someone's mouth may be a more common occurrence than we realize.

Some people took to the comments to reveal that previously, they have had something similar happen to them, with one user writing: "Okay, I'm so happy that I'm not the only one who experienced."

Have you ever had a gristly incident with a seagull?