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Painted pink seagull found in Devon concerns RSPCA to remind people the birds protected by law

They are not yours!

A flamingo-like seagull in painted bright pink was found in Barnstaple, Devon, the UK, which concerns animal organization RSPCA to remind people that gulls are the protected creature by law. 

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This set of photos has gone viral online after Jenny Supernok's attention was caught by this bright-coloured animal stopping at her car and she captured it down. 

"They nearly crashed the car - it was a big surprise. We were like, 'really, is that a seagull?" said Jenny. "Then I thought it could be sick from the dye or cause a crash by distraction, there were many pedestrians around."

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An RSPCA spokesman said they are concerned to hear reports of gulls in Barnstaple being spray painted and urge anyone with further information about these gulls to ring them.

"Sadly gulls do have a tough time of it at this time of year, we would urge people to be tolerant of the wildlife living around them and also to remember that gulls are protected under law."

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In the UK, it is a crime to hurt or kill a seagull or damage and destroy its nest and eggs.