Miss Trunchbull was rescued on 24th October 2019
Miss Trunchbull, 4-6 weeks old female grey seal pup, was rescued on 24th October 2019 from St Just by members of the British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR) Medics.

This seal pup was found dehydrated, high temperature and superficial wound to front left flipper. Weighed 17kgs.

Photo Credit: Andy Cowie (BDMLR)
Miss Trunchbull - Photo credit - Andy Cowie
Miss Trunchbull in the hospital Miss Trunchbull was taken to one of BDMLR´s holding facilities until a hospital pen became available on 4th November 2019 at Gweek.

Update - 7th November 2019 : Miss Trunchbull is currently in the hospital.

She will be moved down to the outside nursery pools in the next week or so for her next stage of rehabilitation.
Update - 19th November 2019 : Miss Trunchbull, don´t worry she isn´t mean like her namesake!

She is now down in the rehabiltation pool with some of the other rescued seal pups.

Her flipper ID tag number is SL114 (yellow).
Miss Trunchbull in the rehab pool
Miss Trunchbull in the rehab pool Update - 25th November 2019 : Miss Trunchbull currently weighs 23.5 kgs.

This photo left was taken on 22nd November 2019, click here to see a larger version of this image.

Update - 1st January 2020 : Miss Trunchbull was released back into the wild on 17th December 2019 at Gunwalloe along with Peppa Pig, Little Miss Sunshine, Milo, Tin Tin, Captain Underpants, Jorge and Elsa.
Update - 26th June 2021 : Miss Trunchbull has been spotted at seal colonies along the coasts of Cornwall on 18th January 2021, 13th May 2021 and 26th June 2021 by members of the Cornwall Seal Group Research Trust (CSGRT).

Members of the CSGRT volunteer hundreds of hours of their own time to photo, identify, carry out surveys, monitor and watch over the seals around the Cornish coast.

Each seal´s fur pattern is unique and enables the CSGRT volunteers track them for life. Seals face many challenges, yet we all depend on them to balance our marine ecosystem, this is essential to make the oxygen we breathe. Seals are our globally rare wildlife tourist attraction, helping diversify coastal economic prosperity.
Update - 7th July 2021 : Miss Trunchbull was seen by Andrea Fullwood and Stuart Beauchamp who were on their holiday, they were out on their kayaked near Boscastle harbour on 2nd July 2021.

Angela said "We go every year to this part of Cornwall, the seal was amongst around 5-6 other seals but they all kept their distance apart from Miss Trunchbull".

Photo credit : Andrea Fullwood and Stuart Beauchamp from Fleet in Hampshire
Miss Trunchbull Photo credit: Andrea Fullwood and Stuart Beauchamp
Miss Trunchbull Photo credit: Andrea Fullwood and Stuart Beauchamp "We didnt know at the time this was Miss Trunchbull until we got back home and checked this website and found her yellow ID flipper tag number. She was with a number of other wild seals. She approached us in her playful manner and was a delight to see".

Click here to watch a short video filmed by Andrea and Stuart. They named the seal "Dotty".

Photo credit : Andrea Fullwood and Stuart Beauchamp