A man found an injured seagull on the side of the road and decided to nurse it back to good health. But this animal rescue story doesn’t end in smiles and hugs.
Robert Tahau had found this injured seagull on the side of the road, realizing the poor bird had broken its wing, he decided to take it with him in his car to work. Robert, who works at a nearby quarry, documented the whole thing in selfie video.
But during the recording, things started going quite wrong. The stricken bird – clearly a little confused – began to repeatedly peck Robert on his face. What happens next is what you’d probably expect from a New Zealander who gets attacked by a seagull.
He told the New Zealand Herald he had planned to take it to the vet the following day: “My plan was to take it back to Whakatane where I live, but by the time I got home everything was closed down – the vet and SPCA – so I thought I’d put him in a box with a blanket overnight.”
Robert explained that he left the seagull with a blanket and some wet bread. He said it looked like the bird was ‘dry wretching’, but thought nothing of it.
Sadly, by morning, the seagull had died.