Friday, July 18 - Seagull rescued by Exmouth firefighters

PUBLISHED: 15:04 18 July 2008 | UPDATED: 09:19 10 June 2010

A SEAGULL trapped on an Exmouth television aerial had to be humanely destroyed this morning.

A SEAGULL trapped on an Exmouth television aerial had to be humanely destroyed this morning.

Exmouth firefighters were called to Green Close shortly before 9am after receiving a call from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) reporting a seagull trapped on the television aerial on the roof of a house.

The fire crew used ladders to reach the bird and release it.

The seagull was taken to a local vet by the fire service but the bird had to be humanely destroyed after it was found nothing could be done to help.

The RSPCA did not attend the incident.

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