Lucky seagull released after miracle escape.

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X-ray images showing the arrow inside the gull.<br />
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A seagull that miraculously survived being shot with an arrow has today been released back into the wild after being saved by the RSPCA.<br />
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The male gull was left skewered by the 28ins long arrow fired from a high-powered crossbow, possibly by an angry homeowner fed-up with the nuisance birds.<br />
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The metal arrow went right through the gull's body and somehow missed its vital organs.<br />
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And when vets X-rayed it they realised the bird had been doubly lucky as they found a pellet in its body from where it had been previously shot with an air rifle.