Udderly surprising visitor attempts to
moo-ve into the National Seal Sanctuary
As the National Seal Sanctuary bids farewell to this seasons rescued seal pups, it seems an unexpected visitor has been secretly biding their time to become the Sanctuary´s newest resident.

Sanctuary staff were startled to discover a twelve week old calf in their car park early Friday morning, with no owner in sight. A search operation was then put into effect to locate the calf's missing owner.

Initial calls to nearby farms proved to be in vain, until contact was made with the village´s local postmaster who pointed the sanctuary staff in the direction of Holifield farm, who had acquired a small herd of cows just one day before the incident.
"We have welcomed some surprising animals through our gates including a lone badger, but this has topped it all," said Sanctuary´s Operations Manager, Eileen Keeling.

The calf, named "Skinnybones" due to its petite size, was soon reunited with its owner, and with the help of Sanctuary staff, was herded towards its homeland.

"I was very proud of our Sanctuary staff who once again came up trumps to aid a distressed animal. It´s nice to see Skinnybones back home safe tucking into some much needed milk."
Press release issued by: The National Seal Sanctuary
For more details please contact: Kaylie Finn on 01326 221361
Date: 18th February 2012