At first, the volunteers thought they were dealing with some kind of tropical bird.
In mid-September, in the parking lot in the British city of Carlisle was noticed an unusual blue bird that could not fly. Indifferent people called the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and the employees of the organization immediately arrived at the place. They caught the bird and took it to the veterinarian. However, it turned out that the ‘tropical’ bird was an ordinary gull, painted blue.
In the clinic, they tried to wash the gull from an unknown dye but failed to do so.
Specialists say that the bird will have to water and grow new feathers to finally get rid of the paint.
In addition, the employees of the organization are now trying to find out what the blue substance is and how the gull got this color: whether the coloring was accidental (for example, if the bird fell into a tank with paint) or someone did it on purpose. The organization has asked people for help with any known information on the subject, writes Metro.