Phoenix-like bird turns out to be seagull covered in curry (Photo: Facebook)
Until the seagull was washed, thoughts had started popping up about the existence of phoenix from the Greek mythology. Taking the bird to the veterinary after it was rescued by some concerned citizens mistaking it to be an ‘exotic’ bird, the golden-feathered bird sadly for us, happened to be just a seagull covered in curry.
According to reports, distinct looking animal was spotted at the side of the A41 by some baffled passersby who decided to take it upon themselves to save it, taking it to Tiggywinkles Wildlife Hospital in Haddenham, Buckinghamshire, who didn’t know what to think when they were told an orange bird was being brought in.
‘’This is one of the strangest casualty circumstances we have seen in a while!
This bright-orange herring gull was rescued by kind members of the public who spotted him at the side of the A41’’ the hospital wrote on their Facebook page.
We have no idea how he got into this predicament but thankfully, apart from the vibrant colour and pungent smell, he was healthy.
Our veterinary team bravely bathed the gull to clean off his feathers. He managed to cover them in curry water, but eventually did let us scrub him clean.
He is now looking much better and should be able to go for release very soon! As we say, we never know what will come through our doors next!
Huge thanks to the lovely finders who stopped to rescue him’’.
Though it remains uncertain as to how the bird, now named Vinny ended up in a pot chicken tikka masala, it has now been taken in to Vale wildlife hospital, near Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, after falling its curry-accident.