SPCA looks for info in two sea gull attacks

July 29, 2011 11:01:38 AM PDT
The Suffolk County SPCA is looking for information after a sea gull was pierced by an arrow in Patchogue.

The bird was seen Thursday afternoon by business people near 475 East Main Street, but when SPCA investigators arrived, it was gone.

In another disturbing incident, a sea gull was seen wandering on the Long Wharf in Sag Harbor with a dart that was apparently fired from a blow gun. The dart pierced the gull's head from front to back. It was walking along the wharf and then flew away when approached.

Roy Gross, Chief of the Suffolk SPCA, said that if anyone sees the birds, please call the SPCA at 631-382-7722. He said do not try to touch the birds or remove the arrow or dart.

"We have experts ready, willing, and able to help these birds," Gross said.