Drunk gulls found ‘stinking of alcohol’

Media playback is unsupported on your device                  Media caption Drunk gulls have trouble standing but most recover after vomiting

"At first, the birds look like they have botulism but then, after vomiting, most seem to recover".

RSPCA vet David Couper, who has treated a number of gulls, said: "Sadly a few of the birds have died but a lot of them have made good recoveries and have been released after a few days in our care".

Other sources report that the seagulls' freaky behaviour could be nothing to do with alcohol, but instead the consumption of flying ants which produce formic acid, a substance that "stupefies" the birds.

Couper told the Somerset County Gazette that the RSPCA has treated a number of drunk seagulls from across the English county of Devon and some from the neighboring county of Dorset.

Left scratching their heads to the reasons why staff are concerned the birds have gained access to waste products from local breweries or alcohol producers.

The animal welfare charity has had more than a dozen similar reports from the south coast.

Philippine president vows to resign if anybody can prove God exists
It was in apparent reference to his earlier claims that he was molested by the late Fr. Of the so many billions that passed through Earth, I just need one.

India beat England, Sachin hails Rohit for 'clean hitting'
India thus clinched their sixth consecutive T20I series win, which is part of an unbeaten run stretching back to September 2017. A three-match one-day series starts on Thursday at Trent Bridge, before the first of five Tests gets under way on 1 August.

Gal Gadot dresses as Wonder Woman to surprise kids at children's hospital
In one particularly mysterious image, Wonder Woman is looking at a bank of TVs, each playing something different from the era. The hospital visit was an even bigger surprise than Gadot's possible appearance later this month at Comic-Con in San Diego.

"The birds appear disoriented and confused and struggle to stand", he said.

There was one instance of a bird who had consumed too much alcohol that had been left on a beach in Lyme Regis, Dorset.

Couper said that sadly some of the birds did die, but most have made a good recovery and have been released back into the wild after a few days.

He believes that instead, the birds are somehow managing to get hold of the by-products produced by a local brewery. Can be greedy gulls feeding on waste grain from the brewery in this district.

Some of the birds were found unconscious, and from them smelled of alcohol.

Related News:

  • Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson Setting Up 1v1 Playoff

    Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson Setting Up 1v1 Playoff

    Mickelson finished in first place just four months ago at the WGC-Mexico Championship and has six top-10 finishes this year. Mickelson has openly said that the two probably should have always gotten along this well, but they've "turned the corner".
    England are still improving - Gareth Southgate

    England are still improving - Gareth Southgate

    I think 'is it real?' Alli had a hard start to the World Cup for England after he got injured in the opening game against Tunisia. England face Croatia in their semi-final match on Wednesday after they overcame Russian Federation on penalties.
    Anne Frank's family 'tried to escape to US'

    Anne Frank's family 'tried to escape to US'

    A picture taken on November 16, 2017, shows the room of Anne Frank in her former house in the Rivierenbuurt in Amsterdam . Anne Frank's diaries describing her time in hiding gave a voice to millions who died at the hands of the Nazis.
  • Thai Cave Rescue Underway

    Thai Cave Rescue Underway

    The operation to remove the boys could take three or four days, Third Region Army Deputy Commander Supachoke Thawatpeerachai said. The boys, ages 11-16, and their 25-year-old coach became stranded when they went exploring in the cave after a practice game.
    Aulas expects Fekir to stay at Lyon

    Aulas expects Fekir to stay at Lyon

    With a fair bit of the transfer window still left, there can be some late movement and we should all keep our eyes open for that. I gave him the opportunity to go to Liverpool because it was his dream club. "I did the same with Tolisso and Umtiti".
    Former Jazz forward plans to sign with Warriors

    Former Jazz forward plans to sign with Warriors

    According to Basketball Insiders, Utah had until July 9 to guarantee the contract, worth $4.2 million, or waive him. Golden State will undoubtedly enter the 2018-19 season as the big favorite to win the title once again.
  • Most senior Brexit official quits United Kingdom  government

    Most senior Brexit official quits United Kingdom government

    It comes at a critical and highly sensitive time for May's strategy, as she seeks to make progress in negotiations in Brussels. Junior Brexit ministers Steve Baker and Suella Braverman resigned shortly after Davis. "It was the right thing to do".
    Lewis Hamilton questions Ferrari 'tactics' - British Grand Prix 2018

    Lewis Hamilton questions Ferrari 'tactics' - British Grand Prix 2018

    Lewis Hamilton battled back from last to second as his championship rival Sebastian Vettel won a dramatic British Grand Prix . Dutch 20-year-old Max Verstappen , victor in Austria last weekend, retired with a brake problem while running in fifth place.
    'Disorganized' Tropical Storm Beryl moving a little faster, but blowing no harder

    'Disorganized' Tropical Storm Beryl moving a little faster, but blowing no harder

    Chris has barely moved since Saturday and is not expected to make any significant movement for the next few days. Chris formed off the coast of North Carolina on Friday and is now about 160 miles off the coast of Cape Hatteras.
  • Inside Neetu Kapoor's Birthday In Paris. How Cute Are Ranbir And Samara?

    Inside Neetu Kapoor's Birthday In Paris. How Cute Are Ranbir And Samara?

    The veteran actress and diva is bringing in this milestone birthday aptly in the city of love, Paris, among friends and family. Before leaving for Paris, Ranbir was spotted having a late night dinner with Alia and Mahesh Bhatt at their Mumbai residence.

    "Angry Baby" Trump Blimp Approved to Fly Over London During POTUS Visit

    The balloon's flight will coincide with the " Stop Trump " March on Friday, July 13th. The balloon will be tied to the ground so that it can fly no higher than 100 feet.
    Manafort's lawyers ask for trial to be moved away from Washington

    Manafort's lawyers ask for trial to be moved away from Washington

    His lawyers also claim a deferment is needed to compensate for time lost during his detention. Manafort is one of four Trump campaign aides to have been charged in Mueller's investigation.


Most liked

Loris Karius makes howler before pre-season friendly
The Reds finished in fourth place in the Premier League table to ensure their continued participation in the Champions League .

The insanely hazardous Thai cave rescue has started well
Divers have previously described conditions in the cave network as some of the most extreme they have ever faced. The families of the youths had been informed of the plan, he said. "We're still at war with water and time ".

Maryland releases subpoenas for records in FBI hoops probe
The school released two subpoenas to The Associated Press and other media outlets Friday in response to public-records requests. Another subpoena looks into the recruitment of Silvio De Sousa , who played his freshman season at Kansas.

Google Duplex could soon take over call centres
A new report from The Information states that the company is aiming for the technology to make its way to call centers as well. We're now focused on consumer use cases for the Duplex technology and we aren't testing Duplex with any enterprise clients.

Stocks, euro rise as shots fired in U.S.-China trade war
Friday's gains on Wall Street followed two weeks of losses as trade tensions between the world's two largest economies mounted. Stocks edged higher in Europe, with the pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index closing 0.2 percent higher.

Arsenal in talks with France U20 midfielder Matteo Guendouzi
Arsenal will reportedly complete a deal worth around £7m for 19-year-old Lorient midfielder Matteo Guendouzi on Monday. It's added that Guendouzi was linked with a possible move to Tottenham Hotspur in the January transfer window.

Webb Simpson leading at Greenbrier
Kraft overhauled them both with a round that included eight birdies and headed into the weekend with a 13-under total of 127. Huh got a bogey on the 427-yard par-4 fourth, getting on the green in 3 and two putting, moving Huh to even for the round.

Thailand Boat Accident Death Toll Climbs to 33
At least seven people are missing after two tourist boats capsized in the popular resort of Phuket in Thailand, police have said. Road and boat accidents involving tourists are common in Thailand, where safety standards are sometimes well below global norms.

No.1 goes begging: Australia outclassed by clinical Pakistan
Their 72-run stand for the second wicket was ended by Maxwell, who had Talat clean bowled for 30. Pakistan toppled Australia on top of the table.

WWE's Brock Lesnar about to jump back into the UFC
After the bout, WWE superstar Brock Lesnar entered the Octagon and traded words with Cormier in a vulgar (and ridiculous) display. After the fight, Cormier called out Lesnar , a former UFC heavyweight champion, and invited him into the cage.

In blow to May, UK's top Brexit official quits government
In her reply, May told Davis: "I do not agree with your characterisation of the policy we agreed at Cabinet on Friday". Steve Baker, Conservative MP and Brexit minister, has also quit the Government following Mrs May's proposal.

German Officials, Trump Exchange Criticism Ahead Of NATO Summit
We realized Trump cares little for the coordinated U.S. -EU foreign policy of the past", said one senior diplomat present. The White House declined to say if and how Trump might punish the countries.

Former Navy SEAL: Thailand Cave Rescue Is Like 'Climbing Mount Everest'
The boys and their coach became stranded when they went exploring in the cave after a practice game June 23. Food, electrolyte drinks, drinking water, medicine and oxygen canisters have been delivered to them.

The Largest Trader from Europe to Opt for Crypto
As of yet, Dijkstra has not addressed whether or not Bitcoin or Ethereum will be utilized by Flow Traders to hedge each trade. He also said that people don't think high of the market participants, even though they are professionals.

Sebastian Vettel - Silly to suggest Kimi Raikkonen hit Lewis Hamilton on objective
Vettel is still in the championship lead, but it's still within touching distance for Hamilton . Maybe I hit a bump". "He spun, my bad", said the 2007 world champion.