SMUGGLER - Rescued on 30th March 2006

Smuggler was rescued from Torpoint on the 30th of March 2006. He was around 12 weeks old and weighed 13.5 kilos. Smuggler had a large ulcer to his left eye. He also had puncture wounds to his head and a small piece of lip top and bottom missing, exposing his teeth.

Smuggler has continued to put on weight at a steady pace. Wounds have also started to heal, and he has no trouble eating with a missing lip. Once all wounds have healed, Smuggler can start to have his pen filled with water.

Update: Photo was taken of Smuggler on 20th of May 2006 in convalescence pool.
Smuggler´s flipper (light green) tag number is 47.

Update: 14th July 2006 - Smuggler was released back into the wild along with Pacific, Bock and Spingo at Porthtowan at 6.30am on 12th of July 2006. To see photos of the release, click on the following link to take you to Karl Wheston´s website www.karlw.fotopic.net
Photo was taken of Smuggler on 20th of May 2006 in the convalescence pool. Smuggler's flipper (light green) tag number is 47.
Update: 14th July 2006 - Smuggler was released back into the wild along with Pacific, Bock and Spingo at Porthtowan at 6.30am on 12th of July 2006. To see photos of the release, click on the following link to take you to Karl Wheston´s website www.karlw.fotopic.net
This photo of Smuggler was taken on 30th October 2007 by Sue Sayer of www.cornwallsealgroup.co.ukUpdate: 2nd March 2010 - Smuggler has been spotted many times at a local haul-out along the north coast of Cornwall by Sue Sayer. (Sue is a member of the Cornwall Seal Group who identifies and monitors local seals). This photo (left) was taken by Sue on 30th October 2007.

Here is Smuggler´s visit records:- 30th October 2007, 27th April 2008, 3rd April 2009, 20th April 2009 and 24th February 2010.

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