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

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2005-07-10 13:55:51

Pup Rescue - Burnham on Crouch

The report of the seal pup came in via an RSPCA Animal Collection Officer in Essex called Anna. As she had taken a call from a member of the public she phoned a Kent RSPCA Inspector who contacted BDMLR. The seal pup was observed on the shoreline at 11 am on the 10th July and there were no other seals around. The tide went out and onlookers put the seal in a muddy ditch because they thought it needed to be in water. I spoke to the Lady that reported it to the RSPCA, a Mrs Pointer of Eastwick Cottages Burnham on Crouch. She and her son kindly agreed to walk the mile and a half back to where the infant seal was last seen, wrap it in a towel and brought it home. I arrived at her house at 2 pm. The seal was very underweight. I took it to Faye at 3pm and she rehydrated it with Zoolite.

I passed the seal pup over to Marine Mammal Medic Cath and her brother at the services at Stanstead Airport on the A120 at 7 pm. It was taken to East Winch (RSPCA) and has been named Impala.

Bob Archell
BDMLR Director