A distraught dog owner has appealedf for help after a seagull swooped down and snatched her miniature Chihuahua from her garden.
Becca Hill, 24, of Paignton in Devon, is hoping her four-year-old dog, named Gizmo, will be found alive.
She told Devon Live: ‘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.’
In an emotional plea about Gizmo on Facebook, Becca added: ‘Please, please, please, anyone finds a Chihuahua he’s mine, a seagull took him from my garden.’
She said her six-year-old daughter is ‘really upset’ and ‘missing her dog’.
Fortunately, the child did not witness Gizmo being taken away.
Becca, who owns three chihuahuas in total, added that she has heard of this happening but never expected it to happen to her.
She provided an update to Devon Live on Monday morning to say that Gizmo was still missing.