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Seal pup safely released back into wild in Fleetwood after becoming stranded in Walton-le-Dale field

Lancashire Post
Lancashire Post
Footage shows the moment an adorable seal pup was safely released back into the wild in Fleetwood after becoming stranded in a field in Walton-le-Dale.

The grey seal was spotted about a kilometre (0.6 miles) away from the River Ribble near the Capitol Centre on Sunday (January 22).

It is believed the seal, which weighed a healthy 40kgs, had wandered across three farmers fields before he was spotted by a member of the public.

Rebecca, Practice Manager at Vets4Pets Preston Capitol, who was one of the first on the scene.

“I was out walking my dog when I spotted one of my neighbours frantically waving at me from across the field,” Rebecca said.

“I quickly realised he wasn’t just saying hello but was signalling for my help and I ran over to him right away.

“I’m not sure what I had expected to find, but I was definitely surprised to see the little seal pup stranded in the field.”

Despite it being a frosty morning, local residents did not hesitate to come together to help rescue the seal pup.

Rebecca called her friend, Shaun Coathup, who came immediately to help, and her neighbours alerted the British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR) and the RSPCA.

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