Orange seagull rescued in UK after public thought it was 'exotic'

Images of the bird emerged on social media last week.
Images of the bird emerged on social media last week. Photo credit: Facebook/Tiggywinkles

An orange-coloured seagull has attracted worldwide attention after rescuers mistook it for an exotic bird.

Images from the UK-based Tiggywinkles Wildlife Hospital Facebook page show the seagull being scrubbed of the orange substance it mysteriously became covered in.

It's unknown what the orange substance was - but it looked so much like a Vindaloo sauce the bird was named "Vinny".

The post about Vinny appeared last week, saying it was one of the "strangest casualty circumstances" it had seen in a while.

Orange seagull rescued in UK after public thought it was 'exotic'
Photo credit: Facebook/Tiggywinkles

"This bright-orange herring gull was rescued by kind members of the public," the post says.

"When they called to say they had picked up an orange bird, we had no idea what to expect - and never would have guessed this!"

Facebook commenters were delighted by the bird.

"Looks like the bird in Harry Potter in the first pic - glad he is on the mend," one said.

"I'm not going to lie, it did make me laugh that it managed to turn itself that colour. You guys do a great job the bird is in the best hands," another wrote.

The hospital says the bird is on the mend and will soon be released.

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