ashore in storms rescued
from Brean Beach
from Burnham-On-Sea have recounted how they treated a young seal
pup, pictured above, which was washed ashore on Brean Beach.
stricken animal was found by walkers who called on local animal
rescue volunteers from
Secret World Wildlife Rescue Centre to
team retrieved the young grey seal, which was only six weeks old,
and took it back to their centre for treatment.
was the first time they have dealt with a seal since setting up
their operation some 19 years ago.
World's animal care manager, Ellie West, told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"One of our supporters called us because he'd heard the seal
calling from the beach."
seal was some way out on a sand bank and had been there some time.
He was completely exhausted, having tried to get back to the sea
unsuccessfully. It was lucky that the public contacted us to let
doing fine now - we're just awaiting the results of some blood
tests, but are hopeful that he will be released soon."
rescued by hovercraft team and Secret World expert
Warning after seagulls are shot in Burnham-On-Sea
World Wildlife Rescue