A lethargic Swansea gull has been rescued by the RSPCA after getting trapped between the city’s Metropole Chambers and a neighbouring bar.
RSPCA Cymru officers attended after the gull was spotted, unable to move in a gap approximately ten inches wide on Thursday (29 November), on Salubrious Passage in the South West Wales city.
The gap was at the second floor level of the two buildings, and the RSPCA needed to utilise ladders to access the gull. The rescue was completed by animal collection officer Nicole Wallace and RSPCA inspector Nigel Duguid.
Officers then transferred the gull to a local specialist bird hospital for care and rehabilitation.
The Swansea rescue came just days after a bulldog was freed from between a wall and a fence in Waunarlwydd.
RSPCA inspector Nigel Duguid said: “This gull was hopelessly stuck in a tiny gap between the Metropole Chambers, and a neighbouring watering hole.
“Thankfully, we were able to reach the gull, utilising ladders, and have transferred the poor bird to a local hospital for rehabilitation.
“We’re grateful to the person who reported this gull’s plight to us. Everyday structures can often cause problems for gulls and other wildlife, and we’re just happy we were able to help this bird.”
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