May 23, 2012

Entangled gull in Berkeley

This morning, we received a call from a woman reporting a gull, tangled in fishing line and stuck to something underwater near the Berkeley Marina. With a hook through its upper bill and several weights on the line, it could barley raise its head above the water, and the tide was rising.

Johnnie K. from Berkeley Animal Control was quick to respond. With help from Berkeley Marina, Johnnie was able to approach the bird from a boat. He scooped up the waterlogged gull, entangled it from the line, and it was transported to International Bird Rescue in Cordelia. Way to go Berkeley Animal Control!!!

UPDATE: We checked in with the bird hospital on the 25th and we're told the bird is still alive. That's great news!

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