We were walking along the prom this afternoon after lunch and noticed a lot of people gathered round something in the sand near the water’s edge.
It’s not unusual to see seal pups come ashore to rest at this time of the year, but usually Mum or Dad is in the water keeping a watchful eye. This is my picture from March 2018
The Seal Sanctuary is one of the numbers logged into my mobile as on a couple of occasions we have come across a seal pup that appears to be stranded. Maggie has always been very good and not bothered it, but other dog owners aren’t so aware and let their dogs go bounding up out of curiosity and frighten the poor things.
Today, a team were on hand to take the injured baby to the sanctuary for treatment, TLC and rest. Talking to one of the spectators, apparently it was hurt, as when they moved it to get it into the bag hoist, it was bleeding.
Usually the recovery stories are heart warming, but we will never know for sure whether any we have reported have been released back into the wild when fully recovered. It is quite an event when this is done as people are invited to witness their return to the water, and it is quite a tear jerker for all those involved.
The sanctuary do a marvellous job, and when MOH was here that fateful Summer, he and I visited. I took loads of pictures as they had a new pup which was too young to swim yet, the original posts are here and here