Day 9 of 30 Days Wild – update on rescued seal

Last week we visited Horsey Beach in Norfolk to see the seals.

We noticed that one of the seals had rope around its neck, so my mum reported it to Friends of Horsey seals, along with other kind people who also reported it.


Rope and trail of netting


The seal was rescued the following day and taken to RSPCA East Winch.

He was very underweight caused by dragging the weight of rope and fishing line around behind him. He is now having lots of antibiotics and salt baths.

I hope he makes a full recovery.

You can support him by donating salt through an Amazon Wish list

Amazon wish list for salt

Here is the news clip of his rescue.

Video on rescued seal

There is also another seal with netting caught around its neck, but that one is proving difficult to catch

Still from video of seal with netting

Still from video of seal with netting

The seal with the orange tag is one that has been previously rescued and released. You can see the scar around its neck.

Seal with tag

Seal with tag

About Alex White - Appletonwild

This is my diary of the wildlife where I live in Oxfordshire, and sometimes the places I visit. My passion is for British wildlife, especially Badgers and Hares. This year my debut book "Get Your Boots On" was published I am a keen amateur photographer. All the photographs on this blog are taken by myself unless stated otherwise. I am a member of A Focus on Nature, the network for Young Nature Conservationists, BBOWT, The Oxon Mammal group and The Oxfordshire Badger Group. You can also follow me on Twitter @Appletonwild Instagram appletonwild
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