On Sunday, Roo suffered through a day of waiting around while I moved and packed. Afterward, we went for a walk near the beach, where we saw a seagull tangled in kite string. The bird was still aloft, fighting the string, but in the process had gotten it wrapped around his wings, in and out of his feathers and around his neck. With fierce strength he flapped madly to stay aloft - but he was about to die a slow, painful death.
Roo and I ran over, but fortunately - because I don't know anything about handling birds - another man got there first. Here's what happened when Chad Horton, his daughter Marley and friend James took on the task of saving a seagull.