Appeal after seagull gets head stuck in takeaway box

The seagull was spotted in Kittybrewster by locals who noticed its 'food bib'. Picture: Gail Sangster / Mearns Leader
The seagull was spotted in Kittybrewster by locals who noticed its 'food bib'. Picture: Gail Sangster / Mearns Leader
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THIS unfortunate seagull got a bit more than it bargained for after getting its head stuck inside a food container.

The gull was seen in Kittybrewster, in Aberdeen, looking faintly embarrassed after managing to get the takeaway box stuck around its neck like a bib.

Gull-tea pleasure? This unfortunate seagull got a takeaway box stuck around his neck. Picture: Gail Sangster/Mearns Leader

Gull-tea pleasure? This unfortunate seagull got a takeaway box stuck around his neck. Picture: Gail Sangster/Mearns Leader

It is thought the greedy bird had been rummaging for scraps in a nearby bin.

A number of passers-by attempted to help the bird by removing the polystyrene box, but it flew off before the makeshift bib could be removed.

Scottish SPCA Chief Inspector John Carle said: “It looks like the gull can still fly which will make it difficult to catch.

“However, if anyone spots the bird they should contact our animal helpline on 03000 999 999.”