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    We have seagulls nesting on our roof as we do every bloody year. Their nest is on a cluster of four chimney pots.

    I am working in our newly decorated office (nice white and cream decor) which has a fireplace which has been cleared and is an empty hole with a a board slotted in at the chimney entrance to stop debris falling down.

    I can now hear some scrabbling around just above the board and it seems that a baby seagull has fallen down. It's about as big as a blackbird now, but I don't think it can fly.

    What shoud I do? Try and rescue it immediately but risk it flapping around the house in a blind panic, crapping everywhere or wait for it to die and then get it out. I've got loads of work to do today bebfore 5 (just checking the essential threads of NSC first) so I haven't got all day on this one.

    Advice please.
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    I would try and rescue it. If it is injured, at least put it out of its misery. A swift stamp on its head should do the trick. Alternatively find out what has happened and call the RSPB, they will advise you or even come and rescue it.

    You won't get any peace until it is gone or dead, so....
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    We had a few birds dropping down a chimney in our old house.

    I'd get the poor thing out quickly, they don't normally panic and flap around, they're generally too scared to. The ones we've had have generally been OK after a while and we just put them straight outside.

    And then get Dwayne's mate around to sweep the chimney.
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    But I've seen a newly decorated room TOTALLED by a pigeon once. It flew around banging into walls and windows, injuring itself and leaving bloodstains, soot and shit splattered everywhere.

    OK - I'll move the filing cabinet out of the way and get the cover off then. I think I'll use the recycling box to try to catch it in as I slide the cover off. What is it's a big hairy rat though? Or something else?
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    Light a fire. Barbecued seagull is considered a delicacy in some south american countries. Should be ready for a brunch.
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    Or you could opt for a spit roast.

    Spit roasting a bird is popular in the swinging circles.
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    Originally posted by Deano's Right Foot
    Or something else?
    Like what, Father Christmas?
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    Originally posted by Muzzman
    Like what, Father Christmas?
    No it's not as big as FC. But it could be a small animal that was stolen from Druscillas by our French exchange student who went there yesterday. Like a meerkat or a penguin perhaps.

    Filing cabinet is now emptied ready for moving it out of the hole that once was the fireplace...
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    This is good. Should keep me entertained until the 2pm game...
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    NSC is breaking new barriers. From a live birth, a dead bird in East London to an live animal rescue. The entertainment value just keeps building.
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