First Beer Can Collared Gull Rescued
According to the IBRRC:
Experts believe that someone is maliciously catching gulls and collaring them with cut beer cans. Thanks to reports by members of the public and birders, sightings have come in from San Francisco (Pier 39 and another juvenile gull at Lake Merced), Half Moon Bay and various locations around the Bay Area.
If your in the area, you can help! The IBRRC continues:
The two organizations collaborating on this effort, International Bird Rescue (Fairfield) and WildRescue (Monterey), are seeking the public’s help is locating the birds. They ask that instead off attempting to capture the birds, which can make them more wary and harder to catch, sightings should be reported immediately by calling (831) 429-2323 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
As an incentive, a reward is being offered for the arrest and prosecution of the person or persons responsible for these horrible crimes. As of November 16th, the reward is now at $6,000 (USD) thanks to the California Beer and Beverage Distributors who made a generous pledge according to WildRescue.
(Note: There is no sound in the video above.)
Hopefully with the help of caring and concerned citizens, the two organizations will rescue the other 5 or so gulls!