ROSKILLY - Rescued 27th September 2004

Roskilly - a rescued pup Roskilly´s ice cream delivery driver, Will Pollard, got more than he bargained for when he delivered on Monday 27th September 2004 to Lamorna near Mousehole. A seal pup just a few weeks old had been found in a cove with netting and two fish hooks in his face. Members of the Animal Care Team had been called and were on route to the location, but with the tide on the way in, this weak pup was in danger.
´With the tide fast approaching, we managed to wrap the small pup in a towel, and carry it up the beach to safety, where we waited for the experts´. said Will. When Senior Animal Care Assistant Tamara Cooper arrived, she decided that the pup should be given fluids at the scene as he was very dehydrated, the pup was then taken back to the Sanctuary for a full check up. The pup named Roskilly, is doing very well and the team are pleased with his progress.
Update 29th October 2004 - Roskilly and Itchen were moved in to nursery pool 1 on Monday, both are doing well and loving the attention given to them by the visitors.
Roskilly - with hat tag Update 29th December 2004 - Roskilly is one of three seal pups with hat tags, his hat tag number is "00". Roskilly and the other two pups, Itchen and Blythe, should be ready for release soon.
Update 14th January 2005 - Roskilly along with Itchen and Blyth were all released back out into the wild this week. We had checked the weather and due to the big waves on the North coast, it was decided to release on the South. All three were loaded up in the trailer and ready to go. There was a change of plan at the last minute as the North coast was now flatter then the South. Roskilly - Released back into the wild
We arrived at the release site; first out was Itchen, who was not impressed. Next Blyth was released, this pup was not hanging around and headed straight for the water, without looking back. Roskilly was the last to come out the trailer, after 5 minutes of exploring the sand, he headed for the water. In the meantime, Itchen is trying to get back into the trailer but with no luck. After moving across the top of the beach for about 10 minutes and then moving up and down the bottom of the beach for another 10 minutes, Tamara finally managed to show him in which direction he was going. After feeling the water on his flippers, there was no stopping him and he was off.

The hat tag numbers are: Roskilly (00) Itchen (01) Blyth (10).

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