Wildlife rescue free gull following ‘miraculous’ recovery

PUBLISHED: 15:00 18 May 2018

Secret World Wildlife Rescue released the gull last week.

Secret World Wildlife Rescue released the gull last week.

Secret World Wildlife Rescue

A badly injured gull which got caught by three fishing hooks has made a brilliant recovery.

Secret World Wildlife Rescue, in East Huntspill, took in the young gull which had three hooks in its foot, mouth and wing.

The charity’s animal carers managed to remove two of the hooks but had to visit the vets to remove the one in its mouth.

The gull was eventually released after some time in the charity’s care.

Volunteer Graham Hardes, who released the bird, said: “When the gull arrived at the centre, things did not look good for him.

“But, with the care and attention from our team, as well as the gull’s determination to survive, it has made a great recovery.

“When we released the gull last week it was lovely to see it flying free again.

“Releasing animals back into the wild is the highlight of my job. Stories like this makes our hard work worthwhile.”

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