Animal rescue workers left mistified as they have seen a surge in cases of drunk seagulls in recent weeks – TheLiberal.ie – Our News, Your Views
November 8, 2018

Animal rescue workers left mistified as they have seen a surge in cases of drunk seagulls in recent weeks

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Animal rescue groups in the UK have reported that they have seen a high number of cases of drunk seagulls in recent weeks.

In what sounds like a punchline to a joke, rescue workers have said the rather bizarre case has prompted them to issue a warning to the public, brewery’s and distilleries.

According to Sky News, the rather unusual cases have arisen in the Southwest of England in regions including Devon, Dorset and Somerset.

Speaking to Sky News a spokesperson for the RSPCA say the unusual cases have prompted concerns as they believe the scavengers could be getting intoxicated from brewing waste that is not properly sealed.

The spokesperson also revealed that some of the birds have died as a result of the intoxication, whilst others have been found to be wandering around and being unable to stand-up.

The RSPCA have said they have treated a number of birds in recent weeks and they have even obtained some footage displaying the birds erratic behaviour.

Although some birds have succumbed to the alcohol poisoning the RSPCA say many of the birds have been successfully rescued and released back into the wild following their ordeal.

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