Lead responders Duane Titus and Rebecca Dmytryk invited Junior Rescuers, Gabe, Nate and Ben, to join them.
When the team arrived, the gull was spotted quickly. It had line wrapped around its right leg and was limping - obviously in pain.
The team decided to increase their chances of success by using a drop trap instead of a hoop net to capture the bird.
Duane and Rebecca guided the brothers in proper rescue etiquette as they helped set up the trap and assigned them positions. Gabe (8) would be the one to pull the line and drop the trap. His brothers, Ben and Nate would work together to remove the bird from the trap and place it into a carrier.
With the trap set and Fritos crumbles scattered underneath, Dmytryk encouraged the shy bird closer by tossing a few tempting chips. Eventually, the shy bird went underneath the trap just enough. On cue, Gabe pulled the string entrapped the bird.
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Thank you Junior Rescuers
for helping save the gull!!!
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