An unfortunate grey seal who found herself in a spot of bother back in March was released back into the wild last week after a successful stay at the Natureland Seal Sanctuary in Skegness.
Rachel Brown, the seal pup was found on Skegness beach late March with fishing net stuck tightly around her neck. The team managed to cut most of it off on the beach but the rest was removed when she was back at the sanctuary’s seal hospital.
Speaking at the time, Duncan Yeadon for the sanctuary said: “It left a nasty wound around her neck.
“We’ve learned that stitching up a wound around the neck is not the best way, as a seal’s neck is very flexible and it comes undone if sewn.
“The wound was about an inch-and-a-half deep and that again wide. It’s quite remarkable how quickly the wounds heal, particularly in the sun, which helps to dry it out.”
Rachel has made good progress, despite being left with a large mark around her neck, and was released fit and well. A great result for the young seal and team.