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Seal pup rescued from farmer’s field in Walton-le-Dale

Posted on - 22nd January, 2023 - 5:10pm | Author - | Posted in - Preston News, South Ribble News, Walton-le-Dale, Wildlife and Conservation
Seal pup in Walton-le-Dale Pic: @shauncoathup85
Seal pup in Walton-le-Dale Pic: @shauncoathup85

A seal pup has been rescued from a farmer’s field in Walton-le-Dale.

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The pup was found a few hundred metres from the River Darwen near the Capitol Centre earlier today (Sunday 22 January).

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The RSPCA and British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR) were involved in the rescue. They were assisted by Becky from Vets for Pets.

Rescuing the seal pup Pic: @shauncoathup85
Rescuing the seal pup Pic: @shauncoathup85
The seal pup in a cage ready to be transported Pic: @shauncoathup85
The seal pup in a cage ready to be transported Pic: @shauncoathup85

After the BDMLR checked the pup over, it was released back into the wild at Fleetwood.

The seal pup was taken to Fleetwood Pic: @shauncoathup85
The seal pup was taken to Fleetwood Pic: @shauncoathup85
The seal pup being released into the sea at Fleetwood Pic: @shauncoathup85
The seal pup being released into the sea at Fleetwood Pic: @shauncoathup85

Local Shaun Coathup tweeted about the unusual incident.

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Shaun said: “It’s not everyday a seal pup loses its way and ends up in a farmer’s field in Walton-le-Dale.

“It made its way a good few hundred metres away from the River Darwen near the Capitol Center.

“Thanks to some locals, @BDMLR, @RSPCA_official for the help to rescue this pup.”

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