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

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2005-12-23 16:05:13

Second Xmas Pup Call-out via Montrose Group

23.12.05 11.32 hrs - 9 hours after pup number 1 !! (below), Elaine receives another call from Tayside Police (Perth Control Room). A seal pup has been observed by Tayside Police Officers which is currently hauled out 8 metres up the Jetty at The Railway Bridge at Tay Street in Perth. Officers agree to stay with it untill Medic help arrives.

Elaine calls a very sleepy Gareth Norman BDMLR Medic also (Shanwell Wildlife Rescue) who agrees having just gone to bed like myself, will get up and check the pup over. At 12.30hrs, Gareth reports back to Elaine that the fully weaned Grey Seal Pup named "Mistletoe" has been recovered from its haul out position on the Jetty after some James Bond manoueveres by Gareth!. It will be taken to Shanwell Wildlife Premises - Broughty Ferry for some rehydration fluids and administration of any medication required along with a weight check. it will be released later in the day at Tentsmuir beach as its overall body weight was not cause for concern. The pup is bright active and alert.

Many thanks to Elaine Roft BDMLR and Gareth Norman BDMLR & Shanwell Wildlife Rescue for dealing with the call half asleep (zzzzzzzz) . To Tayside Police Officers and to Perth Control Room.

Elaine Roft
British Divers Marine Life Rescue
Montrose Area Co-ordinator (Inverbervie-Easthaven)