Teen hit in the face by seagull while on amusement park ride

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One second, Kiley Holman was buckled into an amusement park ride, waiting to be flung into the sky, and the next, a seagull had flown into her face. A viral video shared on Facebook shows a frantic Holman reacting to the seagull quickly launching into her body and flying away.

Holman, 13, and her friend and fellow ride passenger, Georgia Reed, 14, told Action News they were celebrating Reed's birthday at Morey's Piers, an amusement park in New Jersey.

In the video, Holman can be heard screaming "a bird flew on my face" while Reed had no idea what was happening beside her.

"When I got shot up, then I saw it. It was going the opposite way, and then it came back and hit me right in the face," Holman told Action News. "It felt really light, and it only left like the tiniest scratch."

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Luckily, the seagull quickly flew out of Holman's face, and the girls enjoyed the rest of the ride. The incident even went unnoticed to Reed's mother waiting for the girls below. She thought the feathers falling down were ticker stubs, according to Action News.

Holman is an animal lover and didn't mind the seagull's intrusion. Ironically, she said she's always wanted to catch and hold a seagull.

"I saw it on the internet, people trying to catch them and, I don't know, I just thought it would be cool," Holman said.

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This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Seagull hits teen in the face on New Jersey amusement park ride

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