Seal pup rescued from Beesands beach

A newborn seal pup has been rescued from Beesands beach after an injury and high seas left no other option. 

The seal pup - credit Forest and Beach

The pup was spotted by Pete and Andrea Moore of Forest and Beach, Beeson, who had kept it under observation from a safe distance, until the decision was made to pick it up in order to save its life.

The pup was injured and the mother, who would usually go to the sea to fish and then return to a pup, wasn't feeding it. 

The seal on the beach at Beesands - credit Forest and Beach

Pete Moore said: "After many hours of observation from a distance it was clear that with its injury, vulnerable position on busy dog walking beach, lack of any feeding and dehydration setting in this pup was not going to make it. 

After many hours of observation from a distance it was clear that with its injury, vulnerable position on busy dog walking beach, lack of any feeding and dehydration setting in this pup was not going to make it

"So with British Divers Marine Life Rescue approval and medic Ali Jones at Salcombe Sea N Shore we helped with evacuation to the Seal Sanctuary. Many thanks to all those people who diverted their dog walks for the sake of the pup. There is a lot of love out there for our beautiful seals."

The seal has since been moved to the RSPCA centre at West Hatch and has been named Beeson.

Another seal pup born on Hallsands sadly didn't survive Storm Alex yesterday. 

A earlier post by Forest and Beach said: "If you see a pup on the beach the mother will be close by, perhaps in the sea, keeping an eye on it so please keep a very respectful distance and keep inquisitive dogs away so she can feed her pup. If in doubt the Rescue Hotline is 01825 765546."

We hope to see Beeson swimming around in Start Bay soon. 

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