Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Abandoned Harbor Seal Rescue

Abandoned seal pup as found on the beach by my neighbors. She had been seen there since last week by the Russian community that is near there. It was obvious her Mom was not returning as they may have been separated somehow perhaps high winds. 
A call made for advice on the cell phone.
The plan was to bring the seal home in a dog crate then transport to Seward to the Sea Life Center where she can be cared for properly and later released. Seal person to meet them halfway and pick up the babe. 
 She made cute little barks and a sound like Ma with a long A.
 She liked the water it seems to perk her up.
 First time ever I have held such an animal. She was heavy about 10 pounds. Look at that face!

19 comments:

David T. Macknet said...

So awesome that you got to hold it, and that it was rescued, too!

Debby said...

What a cute "little" seal. Wonder why it was abandoned. Glad it will be cared for.

Paula said...

We've always been told to wait for awhile, as the mama seal might be off feeding and will come back. There are signs all over town about what to do if you come across an abandoned or injured sea mammal. An adult seal, sea lion or otter can be very vicious. I'm glad this little guy was docile - even at 10 lbs, he could have done some serious damage!

He sure is cute! I'm glad you found him a safe home...good job!

Kath said...

Just adorable!
Did the boys sniff you madly when you returned home and demand to know what you'd been up to?

ImagiMeri said...

Okay, this is the real reason to live in Alaska. I can live without food most of the time, but I can't live without nature! You are truly blessed.

Hugs,
Meri

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Oh bless you for helping this precious baby to find her way!! I hope she is okay, and her Mom is too!! Let us know!!!

Sandy said...

Oh Nan! What a wonderful life lesson this was!!!!! I am so glad you and your neighbors got her help and to safety! Thanks for sharing the photos! SOOOO cute!

gpc said...

What an amazing experience!

Shelley said...

How sweet....I am glad she is being took care of....blessings

vivian said...

oh my! what a darling little thing... and what a wonderful treat that you were able to handle it. Ive always heard that baby seals are not afraid of humans.. is that true? I hope that she has a perfect home where ever she ends up, the poor baby!
I feel bad for its mother too, losing its pup.
thanks for sharing this!
xo
vivian

MJ said...

Oh that seal pup is just adorable--and it's so good that there are people and places there to be willing to help out when this happens.
I was so glad to see that Kalen is doing much better now--hopefully he'll continue to be on the mend.
I always enjoy seeing those blue poppies of yours Nan--never saw them before you sent in pictures so long ago. When I was a kid growing up we had the regular red poppies in our yard, along with all the other flowers but yours are the first blue ones I ever saw.

My Vintage Mending said...

Amazing...I cannot believe how cute. What kind of momma would leave that behind? Thanks for sharing. I had to laugh at the price of you fruits. The cost of beautiful nature is steep....smiles....Renee

A Vintage Chic said...

Oh, Nan! What sweet photos! So glad you were able to save this little guy--so sad he was separated from his mamma...

Hope you're having a wonderful night, my friend!

Julie

A Vintage Chic said...

Oh, Nan! What sweet photos! So glad you were able to save this little guy--so sad he was separated from his mamma...

Hope you're having a wonderful night, my friend!

Julie

Anonymous said...

AAaaahhh!

Eileensews said...

How amazing. Babies of any kind are so sweet.

Georgeanne said...

Wow! It must have been so neat to hold that precious little bundle. I'll be watching to see how he does!

GardenofDaisies said...

Oh what an adorable baby! So glad you found him and got him to the Seal Rescue group!!!

Sandy said...

What a cute seal pup! And what an experience for you to be able to hold him.

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