People walking along a beach on St Mary’s Island in Whitley Bay, North Tyneside, England, noticed an adorable baby seal poking its head out of a hole last week. They initially assumed she was fine and was simply relaxing on the rocks. But, eventually, it became clear that she had become trapped between rocks and was unable to escape.
They immediately contacted St Mary’s Seal Watch, and volunteers from the wildlife organization rushed to her aid. When the volunteers arrived, they assumed the seal had become trapped while attempting to cross the rocks.
“Normally, when seals appear stuck, they will manage to get themselves out,” St. Mary’s Seal Watch wrote on Facebook.
The little seal patiently waited and watched as the rescuers and volunteers collaborated to help her. They were finally able to lift her out of the hole and move her to safety because they had previous experience dealing with similar situations.
They wrapped a towel around her face to relieve stress and prevent it from biting. “We couldn’t just pull [her] out because that could injure either the seal or us,” the rescuers wrote.
Fortunately, the seal was unharmed as a result of her mishap. However, the rescuers quickly checked her to make sure she had no serious injuries. They returned her to the sea once everything was in order.
“Fortunately, this little one was spotted early, and with volunteers on site, we were able to quickly rescue it,” the rescue wrote.
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