Abandoned baby seagull ‘Happy Feet’ cared for by Whittlesey vets until ready to fly

PUBLISHED: 16:00 20 July 2018

Abandoned baby seagull ‘Happy Feet’ cared for by Whittlesey veterinary practice Best Friends until ready to fly. PHOTO: Mark Pearson.

Abandoned baby seagull ‘Happy Feet’ cared for by Whittlesey veterinary practice Best Friends until ready to fly. PHOTO: Mark Pearson.

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A baby seagull is being cared for by a Whittlesey vet practice after he was found nestled beside his mother who was killed in a road accident.

The team at Best Friends Veterinary practice have given the young gull the name Happy Feet and he is now being looked after by receptionist Kim Jackson.

It’s believed the gull’s mother was involved in a road accident in Pondersbridge, near Whittlesey, as the baby bird was found cuddled next to her body.

Kim, who lives in Coates, and has worked at the practice for two years, said: “The seagull was brought to us after he was found beside the road.

“He had tragically lost his mother who would have been looking after him until he was ready to fly.

“On examination it was found he was healthy and I have since taken him to my home to stay in our garden aviary until he is ready to fly.

“At the moment we are feeding him tinned fish and mackerel and we decided to give him the name Happy Feet as he was always dancing around.

“He is also living a cooling dip in the paddling pool in this hot summer weather. As soon as he is ready to fly we will release him.”

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