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


2006-12-04 15:45:25

Pup Rescue - Peterhead, Scotland

On Monday afternoon I received a phone call from a MOP that worked for Aberdeenshire Council to report a seal that was again on the river Ugie, just by the white bridge. He had been contacted by a member of the public to uplift the seal, which was reported as dead, but when he arrived on scene the seal was anything but dead! He was unsure whom to call and tried SSPCA, Grampian Police and they gave him the number of Lawrence at Grampian Wildlife Trust (GWT), GWT gave him my number. Andy Ireland (Buchan Coordinator) headed for the Ugie to have a search for the pup. Eventually found him in roughly the same location as the other pup but this one was a lot higher up the river. The pup was thin and had been another victim of the recent bad weather. He was very unresponsive until you tried to approach him. Andy Ireland headed back to the car to collect the kit and also checked with GWT that they would be able to accommodate him. The seal was uplifted and Faye Archell (BDMLR On Call) was advised that we had another pup on route to rehab at GWT. We have now given Aberdeenshire Council some information on BDMLR and our numbers to call. Thanks must go to MOP (Aberdeenshire Council), Andy Ireland (Buchan Coordinator), Grampian Police, Lawrence Brain (Grampian Wildlife Trust) and Faye Archell (BDMLR On Call).

Andy Ireland
Buchan Regional Coordinator