May 3, 2015

Gull untangled from commercial bird netting




At about 4 PM, we were transferred a call from the SPCA for Monterey County. A gull was stuck in commercial bird netting on the roof of the Portola Hotel & Spa in Monterey. The cleaning staff had noticed it earlier in the day.

Duane and Rebecca responded immediately. 

The netting had tears and openings here and there, large enough for gulls to get through. This one became entangled when it tried to escape.

Check out the video of the rescue:











The gull appeared to be in fairly good shape. It was transported to the SPCA for Monterey County for evaluation and treatment.

Hotel management agreed to contact the company that installed the bird netting to get them to make the necessary repairs so this does not happen again.


THANK YOU TO THE STAFF OF THE PORTOLA HOTEL 
FOR SEEKING IMMEDIATE HELP FOR THIS POOR BIRD!