An appeal has been launched after a dog was snatched by a seagull and carried away in the bird’s beak.
Becca Hill, 24, of Paignton, Devon, said she hopes her four-year-old miniature chihuahua, Gizmo, is still alive after the incident.
Hill said the dog was grabbed and carried “a fair way” away by the seagull.
“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 anymore. I have no idea if he was dropped or where he is now,” Hill told the Devon Live website.
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.
Hill said her six-year-old daughter is “really upset” and “missing her dog”.
Fortunately, the child did not witness Gizmo being taken away.
Anyone with information on where Gizmo is is asked to call 07774724797.
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This article originally appeared on HuffPost.