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


2005-12-23 16:06:18

3rd Xmas pup call out - Scotland

23.12.05 Whilst releasing pup number 2 "Mistletoe" from its uplift earlier this morning having had rehydration fluids, weight check and health check, Gareth Norman BDMLR Medic & Shanwell Wildlife Rescue Co-ordinator - received a call from a concerned member of the public who had reported a seal pup on the foreshore of Broughty Ferry Beach at 15.07hrs. When Gareth arrived on scene the pup was by this time fitting badly. It was uplifted and taken to the nearby Shanwell Wildlife facilities at Broughty Ferry where it died at 15.15hrs. This 3rd Christmas pup was a fully weaned Grey named "Berry", and did not have the bodyweight expected of a fully weaned pup.

Many thanks to the Member of the public who reported it, and to BDMLR Medic Gareth Norman.

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