The seagull in the bin
The seagull in the bin

A “cheeky” seagull which got stuck inside a bin while looking for food had to be rescued by the RSPCA.

The bird was spotted digging through rubbish in the bin under the railway station in ChelmsfordEssex last Tuesday.

A passer-by noticed the gull was still there a while later so they called the RSPCA, concerned that the bird may be stuck.

Animal rescuer Chloe Frost lifted the gull free, checked it over and then released it in a quiet road.

It seems he’d got in without a problem, but getting out wasn’t quite as straightforward!

Chloe Frost, RSPCA

She said: “No doubt this cheeky gull was on the lookout for something to eat and thought he’d try his luck in the bin.

“It seems he’d got in without a problem, but getting out wasn’t quite as straightforward!

“The gap in the bin was just a little too small for him to get out on his own.

“I’m really glad the people who spotted him gave us a call as it was a simple rescue for me that helped the gull back on his way again.

“I made sure to check him over but he was in good health and a nice healthy weight too.

“Maybe he’ll think twice about climbing in a bin again!”

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