Trapped seagull ruffled but ok

VIDEO A SEAGULL has prompted a dramatic rescue at The Evening Star offices after falling down a chimney.Engineers servicing a boiler in the building on Wednesday got a big shock when they were faced with the giant bird as they opened the door to the chimney.

A SEAGULL has prompted a dramatic rescue at The Evening Star offices after falling down a chimney.

Engineers servicing a boiler in the building on Wednesday got a big shock when they were faced with the giant bird as they opened the door to the chimney.

The RSPCA was called and, despite a few ruffled feathers, the gull was successfully rescued.

Kate Cornforth, RSPCA animal collection officer, said: “Nine out of 10 people don't have their chimneys capped so this happens quite a lot.

“The birds can be quite clumsy and fall through.

“Pigeons can survive up to 10 days down a chimney and when they come out they are often weak as they haven't had any food.

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“This seagull will be fine now as he was only down there for a few hours.

“He came out slightly dazed because he was probably a bit shocked.”

The latest bird-related incident comes hot on the back of the story of “Swoopy” the seagull, an aggressive black-backed gull on the roof who attacked staff last month.

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