Man Spots Baby Seal In The Middle Of A Herd Of Curious Cows

Ian, a 67-year-old birdwatcher, was enjoying his morning at a bird sanctuary when he spotted something strange through his telescope. He couldn’t help but notice a herd of 30 curious cows staring down and gently nudging at something between their hooves. It looked like it just didn’t belong there.

As it turned out, that certain something was a five-day-old seal pup staring straight into his lens. The seal got separated from her mother and had lost her way in a creek near The Wash in Lincolnshire, UK. It’s believed the baby was trying to orientate herself when she got stuck in the muddy puddle — smack dab in the middle of these giant cows!

That’s when Ian did something amazing. He walked into the herd, picked up the seal, swiftly placed her inside his coat and carried her to the car park, all the way down the sea bank, to be rescued. Then, it was off to Natureland where she was admitted to the Seal Hospital, which rescues between 30 and 50 seals every year.

The Natureland staff named the seal “Celebration” to mark its 50th anniversary. At first, rescuers feared Celebration wouldn’t survive, as she was suffering from severe hunger, weight loss, and dehydration. They knew they needed to act fast.

Thus began Celebration’s treatment plan. She was given rehydration fluids and high fat herrings to help her gain weight. Celebration is currently on antibiotics and things are looking up for this courageous little girl. Once she is stronger, weighs at least 60 pounds, and can feed herself in the water, Natureland plans to release her back into the wild where she belongs.

Meet Celebration below, and please SHARE her unbelievable story with your friends on Facebook!

Ian, a 67-year-old birdwatcher, was enjoying his morning at a bird sanctuary when he spotted something strange through his telescope. He couldn’t help but notice a herd of 30 curious cows staring down and gently nudging at something that looked like it just didn’t belong.

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Telegraph

Upon taking a closer look, Ian realized it was a five-day-old seal pup who got separated from her mother and was lost in the marsh. It’s believed the baby was trying to orientate herself when she got stuck in the muddy puddle — smack dab in the middle of these giant cows!

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Telegraph

Ian picked up the seal, placed her inside his coat and carried her to the car park, all the way down the sea bank, to be rescued. Then, it was off to Natureland where she was admitted to the Seal Hospital. The medical staff needed to act fast in order to save this baby.

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Telegraph

Natureland named the pup Celebration, and started her on a treatment plan. She was given rehydration fluids and high fat herrings to help her gain back the weight she’d lost.

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Once she recovers and is ready, Natureland plans to release her back into the wild where she belongs. Thank God for the heroic birdwatcher, the staff at Natureland, and even the 30 curious cows for saving this precious angel!

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