As regular CFZ-watchers will know, for some time Corinna has been doing a column for Animals & Men and a regular segment on On The Track... particularly about out-of-place birds and rare vagrants. There seem to be more and more bird stories from all over the world hitting the news these days so, to make room for them all - and to give them all equal and worthy coverage - she has set up this new blog to cover all things feathery and Fortean.

Sunday, 20 December 2015

Fury as firefighters blow £1k to rescue dying seagull

FIREFIGHTERS have been blasted for wasting £1,000 in taxpayers’ cash saving a dying seagull.





By Laura Neil / Published 11th December 2015

BIRD-BRAINS: Firefighters blasted for wasting £1,000 in taxpayers’ cash saving a dying seagull
Six fire crews, including two fire engines and a specialist boat crew, along with an RSPCA inspector, were called out after the bird was spotted tangled in fishing line.

The seagull, which was caught up in a tree, was later put down.

FIREFIGHTERS: Six fire crews and an RSPCA inspector was called out to save the bird

“Surely the RSPCA could have handled the rescue mission on their own” Emma Roberts tweeted

Pictures taken at the scene show two fire- fighters wearing lifejackets paddling in the middle of Sindings Pond in Bedworth, Warks.

Taxpayers questioned why so many resources were used.

Emma Roberts, 21, from Bedworth, tweeted: “Surely the RSPCA could have handled the rescue mission on their own?”


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