A group of vets and some passerby alike, have been left baffled by the thought they might have discovered a new exotic bird species in the UK. The bright orange bird was found in the middle of a highway, unable to fly. So the people who spotted the rare-looking bird, immediately called for help at the Tiggywinkles Wildlife Hospital.
However, after further investigation at the hospital, the vets realized that this so called ‘new bird species’ was actually a seagull covered in curry.
“This is one of the strangest casualty circumstances we have seen in a while! When they called to say they had picked up an orange bird, we had no idea what to expect – and would never have guessed at this!” the the Tiggywinkles Wildlife Hospital wrote in a Facebook post.
“He had somehow gotten himself covered in curry or turmeric! It was all over his feathers, preventing him from flying properly. We have no idea how he got into this predicament but thankfully, apart from the vibrant colour and pungent smell, he was healthy. He is now looking much better and should be able to go for release very soon! As we say, we never know what will come through our doors next!” the post also reads.
The hospital stuff even gave the bird a name. And they couldn’t find a proper name than Vinny (after the Vindaloo curry). Soon after the bird was released into the wild, on its original color this time!