Tar and Abby

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

All in a day's work - seagull rescue

Trooper saves injured seagull from middle of freeway

Trooper Bart Maupin holds an injured seagull he helped rescue from I-5. (Washington State Patrol photo)
BLAINE, Wash. -- An injured seagull trapped in the middle of a busy freeway was saved by a Washington State Patrol trooper, then got to go along for a ride as the trooper tried to catch a bad guy.

Maupin was able to get the seagull into the backseat of his patrol car and was taking the injured bird to the Northwest Wildlife rehabilitation center in Deming, all the while warning the seagull that next time, it'd be best to try to make it to the shoulder or tree branch to await assistance.

However, the seagull got an impromptu ride along as while they were en route, Maupin got called to assist another trooper who had a pulled-over driver run from him.

1 comment:

mrs.missalaineus said...

bird's eye view, just like on cops....