Thatâ€™s not a cow, nope, unquestionably not (Picture: SWNS)
A herd of cows came across a lost seal pup in a muddy puddle in their field only to be spotted by a birdwatcher walking past.
Retired bird enthusiast Ian Elliswith RSPB staff warden Toby Collett found the seal pup while witnessing cows acting oddly near a bird sanctuary in the Wash in Lincolnshire alongside
Mr Ellis, 67 said: â€˜There are seals on the edge of the marsh yet it was the way the cows were so inquisitive that made me look.
â€˜Toby picked up the seal & I put it in my coat & carried it to the car park all the way down the sea bank to be rescued.â€™
Celebration the seal pup in the muddy puddle (Picture: SWNS)
He went closer & realised the mother was nowhere to be seen & contacted the reserve wardens & the Natureland seal sanctuary in nearby Skegness.Natureland experts told Ellis how to move the pup safely as they sent staff to collect her.
The lucky pup has now been named â€˜Celebrationâ€™ to mark Naturelandâ€™s 50th anniversary & she is now recovering at the centre.
Celebration the pup after being rescued & cleaned (Picture: SWNS)
Natureland director Richard Yeadon said: â€˜We think she received separated from mum & obtain caught in the tide & then became stranded when the tide went back out again.
â€˜Cows are quite inquisitive so they were pushing her around a bit, so she wasnâ€™t injure at all. Once we received her back to Natureland she went straight into the Seal Hospital to commence treatment.
â€˜Her main problem is that at only five days old she was orphaned & therefore had not fed for a while, she had lost quite a lot of weight & was dehydrated.â€™
The centre will care for Celebration until she reaches 60lbs in weight & can feed by herself in the water – when she will be reintroduced into the wild.
Source: “Yahoo News”