This Mysterious "Exotic" Bird Turned Out To Be A Basic Seagull Drenched In Curry

The bird was aptly named after the Indian dish Vindaloo curry.

On 1 July, a mysterious, bright orange bird was spotted at the side of a highway in the UK

With what appeared to be a rare species on their hands - and at risk of being run over on the A41 motorway - onlookers called the Tiggywinkles Wildlife Hospital for their expert assistance.

After a quick inspection, the hospital's veterinarians took to Facebook to make an important announcement.

"This is one of the strangest casualty circumstances we have seen in a while!" the post read.

"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!" the Tiggywinkles Wildlife Hospital wrote in a Facebook post.

They revealed that, in a humorous turn of events, the bird was not "exotic" in the least.

After a thorough wash and scrub, the bird was discovered to be a plain ol' seagull, that had "somehow gotten itself covered in curry or turmeric"

According to the veterinarians, the curry was all over the bird's feathers, preventing him from flying properly.

After discovering its true identity and circumstances, the bird was aptly named Vinny, after the Indian dish Vindaloo curry

Vinny The Seagull (left), Vindaloo curry (right)

Image via Facebook, DesiDine

"We have no idea how he got into this predicament but thankfully, apart from the vibrant colour and pungent smell, he was healthy," the post read.

According to the Facebook post, the freshly cleaned seagull would soon be released back into the wild.

Hopefully, as far as possible from any more curry.

While he may not be a rare bird, amused netizens couldn't help but joke about Vinny's rare predicament

Image via Twitter

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