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WorldAn exotic-looking orange bird couldn’t fly — because it was covered in curry

19:36  08 july  2019
19:36  08 july  2019 Source:   washingtonpost.com

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Was he some exotic bird that escaped from a zoo? An illegal pet from the Amazon that flew the coop? Neither, it turns out. “He had somehow gotten himself covered in curry or turmeric! It was all over his feathers, preventing him from flying properly,” the animal Buckinghamshire hospital Tiggywinkles

Was he some exotic bird that escaped from a zoo? An illegal pet from the Amazon that flew the coop? Neither, it turns out. “He had somehow gotten himself covered in curry or turmeric! It was all over his feathers, preventing him from flying properly,” the animal Buckinghamshire hospital Tiggywinkles

An exotic-looking orange bird couldn’t fly — because it was covered in curry© Getty Not so exotic... A sunburst-colored bird was stranded on a British highway when passersby spotted him, which wasn’t difficult.

The Good Samaritans called an animal rescue hospital to report the bird, along with a strange description of his appearance: He was a vivid but uneven orange, like a winged Cheeto.

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An exotic - looking bright orange bird was rescued by a wildlife hospital after people saw him on the side of a highway. A seagull covered in curry was rescued by an animal hospital. Now that he's been thoroughly scrubbed and returned to his natural white coloring, Vinny will soon be ready to fly

An orange bird saved by passersby and brought to an animal hospital turned out to just be a seagull The bird , as it turned out, was covered " in curry or turmeric," according to the hospital. Aside from looking mildly traumatized after the bath, Vinny looks great. It isn' t the first time wildlife specialists

Neither, it turns out. The bird was an ordinary gull with an uncommon problem that turned him the color of a weathered traffic cone, rendering him flightless.

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The bird - named Vinny after a vindaloo curry - was scrubbed clean by staff and is said to be " looking much better". Image copyright Tiggywinkles. Tiggywinkles staff said on Facebook: "He had somehow gotten himself covered it curry or turmeric! " It was all over his feathers, preventing him from flying

The kind people were worried about the orange , tropical- looking bird ’s wellbeing so they took it to the Tiggywinkles Wildlife Hospital to make sure it was okay. Turns out, the bird was neither tropical nor exotic – just a curious seagull that somehow got himself all covered in curry .

“He had somehow gotten himself covered in curry or turmeric! It was all over his feathers, preventing him from flying properly,” the animal Buckinghamshire hospital Tiggywinkles Wildlife Hospital (really) said July 1 on Facebook. “We have no idea how he got into this predicament but thankfully, apart from the vibrant colour and pungent smell, he was healthy.”

The hospital dubbed the bird “Vinny” after Vindaloo curry and got to work scrubbing his feathers clean. Tiggywinkles said in the post that Vinny was nearing release. The hospital did not return a request for comment.

In a post-bath photo, Vinny showed his white feathers, although with a slight hue of orange still lingering.

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Some Good Samaritans recently brought what they believed to be an exotic , orange bird to the Tiggywinkles Wildlife Hospital in England because they He managed to cover them in curry water, but eventually did let us scrub him clean. He is now looking much better and should be able to go for

An exotic - looking bright orange bird was rescued after people saw him on the side of a highway, but according to an animal hospital, it was a seagull somehow covered in curry or turmeric, which prevented him from flying properly.

“As we say, we never know what will come through our doors next!” Tiggywinkles said on Facebook.

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An exotic - looking bright orange bird was rescued after people saw him on the side of a highway, but according to an animal hospital, it was a seagull somehow covered in curry or turmeric, which prevented him from flying properly. Posted: Jul 9, 2019 8:13 AM .

An exotic - looking bright orange bird was rescued after people saw him on the side of a highway, but according to an animal hospital, it was a Now that he's been thoroughly scrubbed and returned to his natural white coloring, Vinny will soon be ready to fly free, but hopefully not into anymore curry dishes.

And yet Vinny is weirdly not the first gull in England to get himself into this very specific predicament. In 2016, a bird in Buckinghamshire dove into a vat of tikka masala while scavenging for chicken.

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