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

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2005-05-23 18:13:29

'Easy' seal rescue ?

Had the easiest seal rescue ever today. Had a call from a lady in Dovercourt, said she had found a seal on the beach that needed help. Got all the details off her and said I would go and check it out, she then informed me that it was in her front room!! she had picked it up and taken it home. So I shot over there and found a common pup in a vari kennel in her front room. It still had a partial white coat and the umbilical was very fresh temp 38 degrees. The lady had also called the RSPCA who also contacted me to say one of there ACOs was on their way, when she arrived I transferred the seal and she took it to East Winch (RSPCA Wildlife Hospital). They don't come much easier than that!! Even got a cup of tea.

Leon Woodrow
Essex Assistant Coordinator