Herd Of Cows Finds Baby Sea Creature Stuck In The Mud Miles From Shore
Ian Ellis was out bird-watching in the Frampton Marsh nature preserve in Lincolnshire, England, when he spied something unusual through his telescope: a group of cows had gathered in a tight circle around something tiny in the mud... and it was moving.
Concerned that some kind of animal was in distress, Ian carefully approached the herd. What he saw in the center of the circle of cows, however, shocked him completely.
There, surrounded by curious cows in the middle of the muddy field, was a baby animal who most certainly did not belong there—and she appeared to be in rough shape. She was going to need a lot of help if there was any hope of returning her to her proper home...
This is the bizarre sight that greeted Ian Ellis while he was out bird-watching in England's Frampton Marsh nature preserve recently. A group of cows had their attention fixated on something small in the middle of a muddy pasture. Ian realized all too quickly that this baby animal most certainly did not belong there!
It was a stranded baby seal! Ian rushed over to the animal to investigate. It was clear that she was suffering and completely exhausted—and it made sense. After all, the ocean was three miles away! How could she have gotten this far? Ian knew that he was going to have to do more than simply carry her back to the ocean several miles away.
Rescuers quickly arrived on the scene and helped pull the baby seal out of the muddy marsh. They then brought her to the nearby Skegness Natureland Seal Sanctuary, where she was treated for dehydration and a lung infection. Not only that, but she was also severely malnourished.
Much to the staff of the rescue's great surprise, the little seal responded incredibly well to the treatment! She was quickly gaining back the weight she had lost, and she was showing lots of spirit. She even made a new friend named Charlie.