Giant Goldfish Rescued From Seagull Attack

It’s quite rare that animal rescuers are called in to help rescue a fish. Animal rescuers in Guernsey helped save a giant goldfish from a seagull after it was left abandoned in a bucket.

The Guernsey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals announced that several members of the public reported a large goldfish in a bucket was being attacked by a seagull near Gibauderie, France.

“We are asked to help all sorts of animals but it is rare we are asked to help a goldfish abandoned in a bucket being attacked by a gull,” GSPCA Senior Animal Care Assistant Yvonne Chauvel said.

She added: “We have named him Captain Birdseye and despite his injuries, he is doing well and if we don’t find his owners in the next three weeks we will be looking to find him a home.”

Luckily for the goldfish, its massive size is what actually prevented it from becoming a delicious meal for the seagull. “Captain Birdseye is one very lucky goldfish,” he said. “If he wasn’t so big he would have likely been eaten,” GSPCA Manager Steve Byrne said.