Hungry Seagull Gets Serious Dye Job From Vat of Curry
'He smelled amazing, he really smelled good'
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 9, 2016 12:35 PM CDT
Updated Jun 9, 2016 12:44 PM CDT

(Newser) – A hapless seagull fell into a vat of chicken tikka masala and turned bright orange Monday in Britain. The Telegraph reports the hungry seabird was trying to fish some meat out of a vat at a factory in Wales when it fell into the curry. Workers fished it out, but the sauce was so thick the bird couldn't clean itself off. Lucy Kells, a veterinary nurse at Vale Wildlife Hospital, says they had never seen anything like it before. “We have had wildlife covered in cooking fat and glue, but we have never had one covered in curry," she tells the Telegraph. Vets were able to clean the orange off the seagull fairly quickly. The hunger-inducing odor was another story. “He smelled amazing, he really smelled good," Kells tells the Guardian. The bird is currently recuperating and will be released into the wild in a few weeks.