Seagull rescued from being caught by the neck between power lines

By Muriel Kane
Sunday, January 22, 2012 17:20 EDT
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When a seagull got its head caught between two twisted power cables in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, all it could do was either dangle limply or flap futilely.

That was until the fortunate bird was rescued by Yvon Blin, a power line technician with Nova Scotia Power, and his trusty bucket truck. After pausing to take a photo of the hapless bird, Blin carefully maneuvered into position, waited until the gull briefly stopped flapping its wings, then popped a sack over its body and deftly freed its head from the cables.

According to the friend who shot the video, “the gull was fine, the lineman brought it down to the ground to let go, and it flew away. lol”

This video was uploaded to YouTube by StreaksSkunk on January 17, 2012.

Muriel Kane
Muriel Kane
Muriel Kane is an associate editor at Raw Story. She joined Raw Story as a researcher in 2005, with a particular focus on the Jack Abramoff affair and other Bush administration scandals. She worked extensively with former investigative news managing editor Larisa Alexandrovna, with whom she has co-written numerous articles in addition to her own work. Prior to her association with Raw Story, she spent many years as an independent researcher and writer with a particular focus on history, literature, and contemporary social and political attitudes. Follow her on Twitter at @Muriel_Kane
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