Recently we have had lots of reports of entangled seals unfortunately. 😢
This seal pup was found at Catterline, Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire completely entangled in monofilament netting on 6th March 2020. Both our Tayside and Aberdeenshire medics attended and assessed the seal which was in good body condition.
Fortunately, there were no major injuries to this seal pup from the monofilament netting and the seal was successfully disentangled then released.
This could have been a very different story with a completely different outcome as the muzzle and flippers were completely wrapped in netting and the tide was incoming.
Thank you to medics Colin, Smudger and Ross!