A seagull has made a miracle recovery after being struck by a ball during the KFC T20 Big Bash League clash at the MCG tonight.
The bird was sitting in the outfield at mid-wicket when he copped the full brunt of a pull stroke by Perth Scorchers batsman Adam Voges.
Melbourne Stars fielder Rob Quiney immediately signalled that he feared the worst for the stricken bird as it lay motionless on the ground, before he delicately carried it over the boundary rope and placed it back on the turf.
But just minutes later, the bird came to its senses and started the walk along the boundary line, much to the delight of the huge MCG crowd.
Not only was the bird back on its feet, but it also had Quiney in his sights.
The bird didn't seem to realise that Quiney was the man who had tried to help him and at one stage swooped the Stars man as he attempted to field a ball near the rope.