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VIDEO: Seagull masala? Bird falls in vat of curry, turns orange

In this image dated Monday June 6, 2016, supplied Friday, June 10, 2016, by Vale Wildlife Hospital & Rehabilitation Centre, the seagull rests at Vale Wildlife Hospital near Tewkesbury, Wales, after the sea bird fell into a container of the bright orange thick sticky Indian spice dish, chicken tikka masala, which turned the seagul bright orange.
Image Credit: Vale Wildlife Hospital & Rehabilitation Centre via AP
June 10, 2016 - 11:30 AM

LONDON - Officials at a wildlife hospital say a seagull turned bright orange after falling into a vat of chicken tikka masala in Wales.

The gull was likely scavenging for food when it became stuck in the thick sauce.

The bird was rescued and taken to Vale Wildlife Hospital near Tewkesbury, a town about 110 miles (177 km) west of London. Staff cleaned the seagull until it returned to its original colour, but said it still smelled spicy the following day.

Caroline Gould, who founded the wildlife hospital, has nicknamed the gull David Dickinson, after the British TV presenter known for his tanned complexion.

News from © The Associated Press, 2016
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