Skewered gull elusive

Emma TaylorAlbany Advertiser
The injured seagull at Albany’s marina.
Camera IconThe injured seagull at Albany’s marina. Credit: Dennis Friend/Dennis Friend

WA Seabird Rescue has spent days trying to catch a seagull at Albany Waterfront Marina with a kebab skewer through its neck.

WASBR’s Carol Biddulph said the organisation had made several unsuccessful attempts this week to catch the bird.

“It’s very distressing for us, the bird and members of the public, who are also trying to catch it,” she said.

“Because so many people have been trying to catch the bird, it has become very wary of everyone now, which is making trying to catch it an even tougher job.”

Volunteers have been using bait and a net launcher to try to capture the bird.

“It’s very tricky, you throw the bait down and you have 30 gulls all coming down to get it at the same time” she said.

Ms Biddulph said they did not know how the skewer became stuck in the bird’s neck but she did not believe it was due to a deliberate act by a person.

“I think it’s just one of those weird accidents,” she said.

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