Image: Kira Antinuk

Painters to the rescue! While seagulls aren’t the most popular bird in the flock, nobody wants to see one fighting for its life.

Earlier today, a group of nurses and other employees at Service Canada saw the seagull get caught in the wires atop the old Maritime Museum in Bastion Square.

“Huge kudos to the painter who bravely rescued a trapped seagull just now from the top of the maritime museum,” writes Kira Antinuk to Victoria Buzz.

They called City of Victoria, Fish & Wildlife, Animal Control, and the Fire Department but before any of them could get here to help – two painters who were working nearby heard the commotion and went up in a cherry-picker.

One of them bravely climbed up to the top of the building and assisted the bird, unwrapping wire from around the seagull’s wing while seagulls circled overhead.

“He gently released the bird and we’re happy to report that the bird flew safely away.”

“Two of our team members went out to thank these men and give them hugs.”

Antinuk tells us the painter who saved the seagull was incredibly humble and indicated that he didn’t even pause when he saw the situation, just did what needed to be done.

They don’t know his name or which company the men work for but they want to send  a huge thanks their way!

Bird Rescue
Image: Kira Antinuk
Bird Rescue
Image: Kira Antinuk
Bird Rescue
Image: Kira Antinuk
Bird Rescue
Image: Kira Antinuk
Bird Rescue
Image: Kira Antinuk

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