Seagull falls into vat of curry in Wales and comes out bright orange

A seagull in search of food ended up looking bright orange after falling into a vat of chicken tikka masala.
A seagull in search of food ended up looking bright orange after falling into a vat of chicken tikka masala.PHOTO: LUCY KELLS/FACEBOOK

A seagull in search of food ended up looking bright orange after falling into a vat of chicken tikka masala.

The bird, which has been cleverly dubbed "Gullfrazie", "Spice Gull" and "Korma the Gull" by netizens, was attempting to scavenge meat from a food factory bin on Monday (June 6) when it tumbled into the vat of curry.

Fortunately, it was rescued by workers at the site in Wales and picked up by a volunteer for Vale Wildlife Hospital located near Tewkesbury, England, The Guardian reported.

Washing up liquid was then used by hospital staff to remove the bright orange colour from the seagull's feathers.

The bird was returned to its original white colour but it still smelled of curry.

Veterinary nurse Lucy Kells said: "He really surprised everyone here - we had never seen anything like it before.

"The thing that shocked us the most was the smell. He smelled amazing, he really smelled good," she added, according to BBC News.

The seagull was then placed in a cage and hospital staff are helping to increase its weight by feeding him pieces of chopped fish, meat, and dog and cat food.

"He is a bit skinny so we are building his strength up a bit," said Ms Kells.

"I guess that's why he was trying to get a piece of meat from the vat and fell in."

Subsequently, the seagull will be transferred to an aviary outside to re-waterproof its feathers over the next few weeks.

Once ready, the bird, which is probably more than two years old going by the colour of its feathers, will be released back into the wild.

Vale Wildlife Hospital, established in 1984, is a registered charity. It cares for 5,000 animals a year, according to Daily Mail Online.