A 13-year-old girl was smacked in the face by a seagull while she was on a Jersey Shore amusement park ride.

The girl was celebrating her friend’s birthday earlier this month at Morey’s Piers in Wildwood, where the two went on the SpringShot ride, which launches riders into the sky at more than 75 mph.

Just as the ride began to gain speed, the bird smacked into the girl and was stuck on her face due to the force of the ride’s ascension into the sky.

After a moment of freaking out, the girl was able to use her left arm to grab onto the bird and toss it over the side.

It appeared that the seagull flew away after the incident. The only injury the girl suffered was a tiny cut on her face.

The pair shared their story on Good Day Philadelphia:

This girl’s bird-amusement ride incident fared far better than model/actor Fabio in 1999. He was promoting the new 73 MPH ‘Apollo’s Chariot’ roller coaster at Busch Gardens in Williamsburg, Virginia, when he was struck in the face by a 10-pound GOOSE, leaving his face covered in blood. His face killed the bird instantly.

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