Utility Worker Frees Seagull Caught in Power Line (Video)
On seeing a seagull that had somehow gotten its head stuck in a braided power service line, Nova Scotia Power lineman Yvon Blin got into the bucket of his utility truck. He quickly took a photo, then carefully maneuvered under the power line. When the bird was still, he placed it into a bag and freed its head from the cables.
It was lucky that Blin drove by and saw the seagull. An earlier Care2 post recounts how a man in a cherry picker was also able to help save a seagull who had become tangled in kite string; fishing line and the plastic rings from 6-packs pose similar hazards for birds. Simply reminding people to discard of these properly can make a difference.
You can see Blin’s rescue of the seagull in Dartmouth, Nova Scotiam Canada, in the video below.
The friend who shot the video said that Blin brought the bird back down to the ground, released it and it flew away.
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