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Rescue Group Seeks Funds To Help Collared Seagulls

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A seagull with a beer can collar at Lake Merced in San Francisco. (WildRescue)

A seagull with a beer can collar at Lake Merced in San Francisco. (WildRescue)

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MOSS LANDING (CBS/AP) – A wildlife rescue group said beer can chokers worn by at least three seagulls from San Francisco to Half Moon Bay are no joke—and no accident.

Now, Moss Landing-based WildRescue is hoping to raise $3,500 to buy a high-tech piece of equipment called a Coda Netlauncher to help the birds, and said they’re pretty much at a loss without it.

WildRescue director Rebecca Dmytryk said members of her group spotted one of the birds over the weekend, but couldn’t catch it. Dmytryk urged the public not to try catching the birds, either.

Dmytryk urged people to report sightings via e-mail to rescue@wildrescue.org or by calling: 831-429-2323.

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