Sunday 18 August 2019

Seagull swoops down and steals miniature chihuahua from garden


Gizmo: missing from garden. Photo: Becca Hill/PA Wire
Gizmo: missing from garden. Photo: Becca Hill/PA Wire

Padraig Collins

THE fate of a miniature chihuahua is unknown after a seagull swooped down and carried the dog away in its beak, its owner said.

Becca Hill (24), of Paignton, Devon, England, is hoping four-year-old Gizmo will be found alive.

"My partner was in the garden putting the washing out at the time and suddenly he saw it swoop down. It carried Gizmo a fair way as we couldn't see him any more. I have no idea if he was dropped or where he is now," Ms Hill told reporters.

She also posted about Gizmo on Facebook.

"Please, please, please, anyone finds a chihuahua he's mine, a seagull took him from my garden," she wrote.

Ms Hill said that her six-year-old daughter was "really upset" and "missing her dog".

Fortunately, the child did not witness Gizmo being taken away.

Irish Independent

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