Bagshot was rescued on 11th February 2010
The Cornish Seal Sanctuary received a telephone call on 11th February 2010 from a member of the public at Perranporth to inform the team that there was a seal on the beach with a severe netting injury around its neck.

Volunteers were despatched to the beach and having found the pup was quickly brought back to the Sanctuary.
In Isolation pen 1 the pup was weighed and found to be 26 kilos and in a good body condition.   The net which had managed to get caught around its neck and front flippers was removed, the wound cleaned and a course of antibiotics started, there were also a few minor wounds to its rear flippers.   This pup is a little girl around 12 weeks old and has been called Bagshot.
Bagshot Update: 15th February 2010 - Bagshot has now been moved into the main hospital and is a very feisty little pup, despite her injuries.

Update: 28th February 2010 - This photo of Bagshot was taken on 27th February 2010 in the main hospital.    Click here to see further photos.

Bagshot´s flipper tag ID number is 39 (light blue).
Update: 4th April 2010 - Bagshot is doing really well and putting on weight. This photo of Bagshot was taken on 1st April 2010 in the outside pup´s rehabilitation pool.     Click here to see further photos of Bagshot.

Update: 24th April 2010 - Bagshot is in the pup rehabilitation pool with Gilderoy and Weasley.
Update: 1st June 2010 - Bagshot along with Weasley, Mad Eye Moody and Lavender were released back into the wild on 21st May 2010 at Gwithian.
Bagshot - photo by Lisa Morgan Update: 27th January 2014 - Bagshot has been spotted in the wild at Ramsey Island in October 2013 by the RSPB´s warden Lisa Morgan.

Click here to see two photos taken by Lisa Morgan.

Update: 28th February 2014 - Bagshot was spotted on 3rd February 2014 at Ramsey Island.
Update: 15th September 2014 - Lisa Morgan was delighted to tell us that she had spotted Bagshot at Ramsey Island on 7th September 2014.

Click here to see a larger photo of Bagshot taken by Lisa Morgan.
Photo Credit - Lisa Morgan - 2014
Photo Credit - Bee Buche 2023 Update: 1st October 2023 - The British Divers Marine Life Rescue and the Cornwall Seal Group Research Trust are delighted to hear that Bagshot was seen again very recently on 1st October 2023!   At 14 years old now she is in the prime of her life and another demonstration of how successful rescue and rehabilitation is for these animals, as well as revealing a bit more about their lives.   Bagshot is only ever identified in Skomer during Autumn, so where is she does she spend the rest of the year..?

Photo Credit - Bee Buche - 1st October 2023