Seagull Flies Into Teenager’s Face On Jersey Shore Amusement Park Ride – NBC10 Philadelphia
Seagulls aren’t afraid to get up close and personal with humans, as anyone who slipped their slice of pizza on a New Jersey Shore promenade can attest. Still, a teenage girl had a particularly close encounter with the daring bird while strolling through a theme park in Wildwood.
Kiley Holman, 13, of Weatherly, Pa., Celebrated her friend Georgia Reed’s 14th birthday at Adventure Pier on July 6. The teens decided to take the Springshot ride that Kiley had previously been on.
As the girls were screaming while being thrown over 75 feet in the air, Kiley noticed a seagull flying towards her.
“It was going the other way around and came straight back to me,” she told NBC10.
The video captured the bird flying into Kiley’s face and momentarily clinging to her. She said the bird’s wings were on the way while its beak was on its neck.
“At first I didn’t know what to do, then I just got it right,” she said.
Kiley quickly threw the bird out of her and continued to enjoy the ride. Fortunately, neither Kiley nor the bird were seriously injured.
Kiley and Georgia subsequently purchased the video. Georgia’s dad then posted it on YouTube and it quickly went viral.
“A lot of people shared it and asked if I was okay and if the bird was okay,” Kiley said.
Kiley told NBC10 that she loves animals and always wanted to catch a seagull. Hopefully next time she can do it with her hands instead of her face.