A gull turned bright orange after he plunged into a vat of chicken tikka masala. The bird fell in to a container of the food while trying to scavenge a piece of meat from a food factory bin in Wales. He was rescued and taken to Vale Wildlife Hospital near Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire. Staff at the centre used washing up liquid on the gull to remove the bright orange from his feathers. Lucy Kells, veterinary nurse at the hospital, said: ‘He really surprised everyone here – we had never seen anything like it before. The thing that shocked us the most was the smell. He smelled amazing, he really smelled good.’

Vale Wildlife Hospital use Brinsea’s TLC Intensive Care units and have a large collection of our older models and the new brooder units, as shown in the photo below – find out more about their work here…


Looking rather sorry for himself…

The gull after his clean-up.

The gull after his clean-up.

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