It is quite common in Britain to come home with clothes covered in curry stains after an all-night bender fueled by alcohol, but this bird took it a bit too far.
A bright orange bird was found alongside a highway near Buckinghamshire, U.K., on July 1. The very exotic-looking bird seemed not to be able to fly and was taken to Tiggywinkles Wildlife Hospital in nearby Aylesbury.
After examining the bird and giving it a bath, the veterinary workers quickly realized it is not an exotic bird, but a seagull covered in curry powder.
“This bright-orange herring gull was rescued by kind members of the public who spotted him at the side of the A41. When they called to say they had picked up an orange bird, we had no idea what to expect – and would never have guessed at this. This is one of the strangest casualty circumstances we have seen in a while.”
The seagull was not injured and was only temporarily unable to fly. The vets gave him the name Vinny after vindaloo curry.