STOGGS - Rescued on 12th of February 2006

Stoggs, a rescued grey seal pup. Photo  was taken on 26th of February 2006 in the main hospitalStoggs was rescued on 12th of February 2006 from Porthgwarra suffering from a fishing net injury around his neck, an ulcerated eye and malnutrition. He has received a course of antibiotics, has been wormed and receiving antibiotic eye drops. He has taken to fish very well and can´t get enough of them!
Update: Photo was taken of Stoggs on 20th of May 2006 in one of the nursery pools.

Stoggs´s flipper (light green) tag number is 45.
Photo was taken of Stoggs on 20th of May 2006 in one of the nursery pools. Stogg's flipper (light green) tag number is 45.

Update Seal Release: 25th July 2006 - Stoggs along with Ginger were released back into the wild on 25th of July 2006. The Animal Care Team were in at 5am to load up Stoggs (hat tag J9) and Ginger (hat tag C6). Ginger was a little reluctant to go into the trailer, but after some moaning and a little bit of persuasion from the ACT, she finally went into the trailer. Stoggs, a heavy young seal, also need persuasion to get into the trailer, maybe they didn´t like being woken up at 5am.

The ACT headed over to Porthtowan, where Ginger was originally rescued, to do the release. The beach was quiet with a little wind, but all in all a very good morning to release seals.

After all the fuss of getting into the trailer, both Ginger and Stoggs were now happy to stay there. Luckily after a few minutes, the lure of the open sea was too much and out the trailer they both came, Stoggs first followed closely by Ginger. They both headed straight for water, Stoggs did not look back, but Ginger stopped turned around and gave a look of ´Thank you´ and headed into the water and round the point.
'Reluctant to leave the trailer' photo of Ginger and Stoggs was taken by Rachael VinePhoto of Ginger and Stoggs - Copyright of Simon Bone.  www.cornishseals.co.uk
'No stopping us now' photo of Ginger and Stoggs was taken by Rachael Vine'Thank You and Goodbye' Photo of Ginger was taken by Rachael Vine
To see more photos of the release, click on the following link to take you to Simon Bone's website.

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