By Stacy Parker
© June 7, 2014
Stephanie Hamilton's been on a mission. She's been staking out areas near the Lesner Bridge since the first call came in several days ago about a gull with what appeared to be a dart in its chest.
Finally, on Friday morning, she got her bird.
Hamilton, a volunteer with the Virginia Beach Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, captured the ring-billed gull with a net and brought it to the society's wildlife intake room off Holland Road.
It's not the first time this year the organization has dealt with birds injured this way.