Oops! Seagull turns orangy after jumping into Tikka Masala | Inquirer News

Oops! Seagull turns orangy after jumping into Tikka Masala

/ 05:31 PM June 10, 2016

A stray seagull instantly transformed into an “orange beauty” after tripping into a container of Chicken Tikka Masala at a food factory in Wales, United Kingdom, soaking its white and gray feathers into the orange-colored gravy.


Citing reports from The Guardian and Telegraph, the two-year-old seagull was scavenging for meat strips when it dunked into the thick and luscious curry on Monday.  Rescue workers from the Vale Wildlife Hospital liberated the seagull and used washing-up liquid to wipe out the bright tangy color of the bird’s feathers.

Dismally, despite the laborious efforts of the rescue workers, the seagull retained its spicy curry odor and was even nicknamed Gullfrazie because of its curry scent. Turmeric, one of the ingredients of Chicken Tikka Masala, stained the poor bird’s feathers.


Lucy Kells, the hospital’s nurse, addressed the media, “He really surprised everyone here–we had never seen anything like it before. He had fallen into a waste vat of curry that was outside, it was chicken tikka masala. The thing that shocked us the most was the smell. He smelled amazing, he really smelled good.”

Because of its malnourished body, the hospital staff fed the seagull with food before it will be released to the wild. Gianna Francesca Catolico

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