New from England: Curried seagull

Curried seagull in England. The color came off, but not the smell. (Photograph: Vale wildlife hospital/PA)

Curried seagull in England. The color came off, but not the smell. (Photograph: Vale wildlife hospital/PA)

While scavenging for bits of food at a food factory in England on Monday, this seagull managed to fall into an outdoor waste vat of chicken tikka masala. By the time he was rescued, the curry had turned him a bright orange.

Staff at the Vale wildlife hospital near Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, used “washing-up liquid” (dishwashing liquid) and successfully removed the bright coloring, but reported that the bird still smelled “amazing.”

The seagull appeared to be a bit underweight so is being kept at the hospital temporarily to ensure an ample diet of assorted meat scraps. He’ll then be transferred to an outdoor aviary to re-waterproof his feathers before he is released.

The seagull cleaned up nicely but is looking none too happy about it. (Photograph: Vale Wildlife Hospital/PA)

The seagull cleaned up nicely but is looking none too happy about it. (Photograph: Vale Wildlife Hospital/PA)



Categories: Green

7 replies

  1. Should have just cooked him/her and served her/him up with some rice 😈

  2. I think they use Dawn. That company is big on donating for bird rescues – but not sure which flavor – gull would probably prefer something more comfortingly fishy?

  3. Mince Meat Pie? Your curried seagull looks a bit tasty. And I seem to remember that sometime around the year 1979 and in Santa Cruz, one of that species stole my bologna and cheese sandwich whilst I swam the Pacific…

    • They are brazen as hell, that’s for sure. Not sure how tasty they’d be, though. I mean, if they were, then they’d be a game bird, right? But then, where’s the challenge in catching a seagull?

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