Rescuing animals seems like a rather thankless job at times.
Tell that to New Zealander Robert Tahau, who helped save a seagull that was lying by the side of the road with a broken wing, according to the New Zealand Herald.
Unfortunately for Tahau, the bird didn't reciprocate the love, pecking Tahau in a video that he uploaded to Facebook. "She's a vicious one," he said in the video.
Tahau told the newspaper he planned to take the seagull to a vet or the SPCA, but both were closed. Unfortunately, it died in the meantime, and he gave the bird a proper burial.
Okay, not the happiest of endings — but a nice encounter, nonetheless. Read more...More about Animals, Culture, New Zealand, Culture, and Animals