“Now, more than a year after he flirted with death, Gulliver is kicking it with the mallard ducks, egrets and white ibis. He hangs out in the moist marsh area on the edge of Owl Creek.”

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A helicopter with a platform swoops up to some power lines beside the Lesner Bridge in Virginia Beach on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, to save a tangled seagull. (Cindy Clayton | The Virginian-Pilot)

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It seems the death-defying gull is pleasantly spoiled with neon-colored flying discs and dog toys filled with food: silversides fish and previously frozen mice.

Gulliver also likes to play tricks on the staff: He hides other birds’ food dishes in the corners of the aviary.

All in all though, he’s a pretty mellow bird, considering his lineage, Matthews said. Herring gulls can be a little rough around the edges.

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