12 Aug 2022

Kildare animal experts help rescue gull caught in fishing line

Kildare animal experts help rescue gull caught in fishing line

The herring gull

“Brian” the Herring Gull was tangled up in fishing line and was helped out by a number of experts including Kildare Animal Foundation.

He was rescued from a lighting mast in Fassaroe, Bray on Wednesday.

He is on the mend and preparing to leave isolation, according to Wicklow Fire Service. 

Bray firefighters launched a turntable ladder towards the gull who was several metres in the air. 

The bird was brought to safety and examined by a vet. 

Birdwatch Ireland, the ISPCA and the Irish Wildlife Trust were also involved in the operation.

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