Australian National Maritime Museum
Erika Owen
August 26, 2016

"Seagull Security Guard" is an actual job title, but before you ask where to apply you should know the gig is taken—by a dog named Bailey.

The rescue Border Collie is in charge of making sure seagulls don't make a mess on the vessels and wharf in Pyrmont, an inner-city suburb of Sydney where the Australian National Maritime Museum is located.

Australian National Maritime Museum

Before bringing Bailey on the team, the museum tried spraying water at the seagulls and utilizing fake birds to scare off the pests.

Thanks to Bailey, who wears a life jacket for when duty calls for extreme measures, the birds have begun to build their nests elsewhere.

We hope that Bailey one day has the chance to meet Piper, the dog who patrols the runways for birds at Traverse City’s Cherry Capital Airport. We think they'd have a lot to talk about.

Erika Owen is the Senior Audience Engagement Editor at Travel + Leisure. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram at @erikaraeowen.

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