JOSH - Rescued on 16th January 2006

Photo of Josh was taken by Rachael VineJosh arrived on Monday 16th of January 2006 by the BDMLR from Porth Gwidden at St Ives. He weighed 23kg and was 10 weeks old. Josh was covered in oil, had puncture wounds to body, an ulcer to his eye and worms. The oil was washed off with fairy liquid, and he was given fluids for the first 24 hours before being moved onto fish. Josh is on a course of antibiotics, eye drops for his ulcer and vitamins and iron tablets.
Lesley Jarvis, Tim Bain and Dan Jarvis cleaning oil from Josh on Sue Sayer's terrace - Photo was taken by Sue Sayer on 16-01-2006 Josh stayed overnight at Sue Sayer's house in the shower room - Photo was taken by Sue Sayer on 16-01-2006 Josh stayed overnight at Sue Sayer's house in the shower room - Photo was taken by Sue Sayer on 16-01-2006
These photos of Josh were taken by Sue Sayer of the Cornwall Seal Group www.cornwallsealgroup.co.uk

Update: 5th April 2006 - On 5th of April 2006, Josh along with Hobson, Tusker and Amber, were loaded into the trailer and taken by the animal care team down to Gwithian for their release back into the wild. Unfortunately due to the amount of people on the beach, this release was not as successful as the one at Church Cove earlier that day. All four seals came out of the trailer saw the large amount of people on the beach and dived back under the land rover. After some coxing they finally came out from under the land rover and headed out to sea. Josh is wearing hat tag H8.
Photo of Josh hiding under the NSS's land rover -  Copyright of Dave Jarvis of BDMLR

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