Seagull ‘Drops Severed Puppy Paw’ In Grim Find Believed To Be The Remains Of Gizmo
Seemingly a severed animal paw dropped from the sky, with onlookers saying they believe the gruesome find belongs to the missing family dog.
Looking at pictures, it does bear a striking resemblance to Gizmo, who went missing from the back garden of his home in Paignton, Devon.
One witness stumbled across the remains of a similar-looking animal in a car park 25 miles away in Exeter, claiming she saw the paw being dropped and fought over by an angry flock.
Shocked Daisy Pugh, 26, who took photographs of the paw, says she is convinced it belonged to either a dog or a cat.
She said she was walking through a car park when she saw the gulls fighting over something - and when she approached she realised it was a paw.
Daisy, of Exeter, who works for the NHS, saw the paw on Wednesday (21 August) evening - and when she returned the following day it was still there.
She said: "Last night I was walking back to my boyfriend's house up through The Triangle car park when I saw some angry seagulls fighting over something and acting suspiciously.
"When I got closer I was shocked to see it was a paw and thought 'oh my god' - it looks like either a dog or a cat, definitely not a rabbit's foot, it was a different shape.
"When I got to my boyfriend's, I told them and they all rushed out and ran down the street to see it.
"My friend felt the fur and said it was soft like a cat. The weird thing is that it also looked as if it had been burned. It was gruesome."
The spectacle was the second sighting of what was feared to be Gizmo's remains.
Recently a leg bone found on a rooftop in Totnes, Devon, was feared to belong to Gizmo, but Hayley Pfeffer, one of the veterinary surgeons at Vets4Pets in Torquay, told The Sun: "I can confirm it's not a dog's foot and more than likely that of a rabbit."
Ad Viljoen, one of the other senior vets at the surgery, added: "This is not a canine foot.
"The claws are that of a rabbit and there are hairs between the toes where a dog would have pads."
Others have speculated that the seagull could even have swallowed Gizmo whole.
Featured Image Credit: SWNS/Becca Hill