Seagull knocked out by soccer ball comes back to life after some TLC

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If you’ve ever had the pleasure of watching sports in the city of Melbourne in Australia, you’ll notice there are a helluva lot of seagulls. 

That means they can accidentally get struck — like this poor little bird who copped it sweet from a ball at a soccer match between Melbourne City and Sydney FC on Wednesday night. 

Sydney FC’s goalkeeper, Danny Vukovic, was kind enough to try and stop the game while the seagull lay motionless on the pitch. Once the game stopped, he carried the winged fella to the sideline, then gave it a little pat.

But there’s a happy end to this story: The seagull miraculously finds life again! Resting on a bench with some concussion, before eventually flying off to continue eating chips and squawking for another day. Read more…

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Seagull chooses the exact wrong moment to invade football match

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Animals invading football pitches is a time-honoured tradition. For reference, see this dog, and this dog, and this cat.

But it’s not that often birds join the fray.

During Saturday’s Scottish Cup match between Peterhead and Alloa Athletic, keeper Neil Parry’s kick was unexpectedly thwarted by a low-flying seagull.

It’s difficult to know exactly what was going through the seagull’s mind in the clip above, but from the way he hastily vacates the stadium it’s probably safe to assume that’s the last football game he’ll be taking part in. Read more…

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