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Re: Random Stray Animals

Postby Linnea » Wed May 12, 2010 7:47 am

If they are shooting at gulls in the sky and miss, the bolts have to go somewhere and could take someone's eye out.


It could do a hell of a lot more than that! :shock:
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Re: Random Stray Animals

Postby Linnea » Thu May 13, 2010 7:41 pm

That's one hell of a good looking peacock but have you ever heard one? Nearly as bad as a cockatoo.
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Re: Random Stray Animals

Postby Brian » Sun May 23, 2010 10:51 am

lady cop wrote:i thought this was a unique photo. :thumbleft:


Cool photo, LC! :)
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Re: Random Stray Animals

Postby Brian » Sun May 23, 2010 10:53 am

lady cop wrote::shock: poor thing.


With a dart lodged in its head after being shot by attackers, it’s a miracle this seagull has survived.

The distressed bird is still managing to fly even though the bolt, of which both ends are visible, pierced it between the eyes.

It was spotted by Graham Rhodes, a photographer who lives in Scarborough, who was left shocked. It’s the second recent case in the Burr Bank area after another seagull was found with an injured wing.
'Sad sight': The seagull 'seems absolutely normal' despite having been shot through the head with a dart

Mr Rhodes said he believes the dart is a bolt from a crossbow – and he was concerned the attacks could result in an increase of violence in the town.

‘My main worry is that there is someone walking the streets of Scarborough with a crossbow and shooting at birds,’ he said.

‘If they are shooting at gulls in the sky and miss, the bolts have to go somewhere and could take someone's eye out.

‘It is incredibly hard to believe that the bird is still flying with a bolt in its head because you would think the weight of the object would restrict its movement.

‘However the bird seems absolutely normal,' he told the Scarborough Evening News.

‘The gulls are coming up to the breeding season and I always see this one with its mate when I walk my dog in the area. It is such a sad sight.’

It comes after the introduction of two harrier hawks in the area to clear gulls from the town’s Grand Hotel.

Geoff Edmond, RSPCA inspector for the Scarborough area, said it was ‘appalling’ and ‘completely illegal’ to shoot birds.

‘It is remarkable that the gull with the bolt in its head is still flying because the object could have hit the brain or fractured its skull,’ he added.



Ouch!! :shock:
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Re: Random Stray Animals

Postby Linnea » Sun Jun 06, 2010 12:12 pm

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Re: Random Stray Animals

Postby Linnea » Wed Jun 09, 2010 6:57 am

Clive's got a disgusted looked on his face.
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