British Divers Marine Life Rescue
British Divers Marine Life Rescue (photo: Steve Marsh)
British Divers Marine Rescue

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2006-11-05 13:59:00

Seal pup rescued from Scourie (NW Scotland)

Bill Mason's 8 month old collie found the seal pup, Bill went home phoned wick Police who then contacted Tony Woodley of BDMLR.

While Bill was checking the pup once more, armed with the information I gave him so he could assess it's condition a little more accurately. In the meantime I received a phone call from Pam Lucas, whom I already know, she and some friends had already lifted the pup because it appeared to have puncture wounds on it's neck and body also blood around the muzzle.

Her friends Andy Mackenzie and Roger ? put it into a pickup and once I agreed it needed lifted anyway they took it to a large shed where it would be safe until we arrived.

Here's a picture of the girls who also assisted - Elisabeth Lucas, Pam's daughter and Mhari Mackenzie Andy's daughter, who knows... future BDMLR members eh?

The pup is now here in Ullapool safe and sound. We have given Him a clean up and he has been given Lactade and antibiotics, he has lost his white coat so I will get him on fish asap.

Beatrice Brinkler
Highland Wildlife Hospital Trust