HAMPTON BEACH, N.H. (WBZ NewsRadio) — A New Hampshire man has an unusual animal companion.
John Makowski, a lobsterman, has found a best friend in a seagull named 'Redeye.'
"Every time I look up to the bow as I'm traveling through a boring, long ride," Makowski said. "She's riding up in front of me, that's what I'm looking at."
The unlikely bond has been going strong for 15 years now. Makowski pulls up lobster traps, and if there is a fish, Redeye will eat it straight from his hand.
"I kind of talk to her like I talk to my dogs," Makowski said.
Recently, Makowski realized his feathered friend's leg was injured.
He caught Redeye using a net and brought her to a wild animal hospital.
One week later, Redeye was back on her palmates.
Redeye still meets Makowski at his boat every morning, and he's currently writing a children's book about their relationship.
Just like in real-life, the story's tale will have a happy ending.
WBZ NewsRadio's Matt Shearer reports: