Sidmouth seagull rescued

PUBLISHED: 17:11 28 May 2009 | UPDATED: 09:15 18 June 2010

A SEAGULL was rescued by firefighters this week after it got stuck in netting in Sidmouth. The Fire Service received a call from the RSPCA reporting a seagull was trapped at an address on May Terrace at around 1pm on Tuesday. A fire crew managed to rele

A SEAGULL was rescued by firefighters this week after it got stuck in netting in Sidmouth.

The Fire Service received a call from the RSPCA reporting a seagull was trapped at an address on May Terrace at around 1pm on Tuesday.

A fire crew managed to release the bird, which was unharmed, using a ladder.

This incident follows a similar event last week when firefighters had to rescue a seagull from wiring.

It is believed that Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service has spent £23,879 since 2006, rescuing 96 seagulls-an average of £248 per bird.


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