TANGLEFOOT - Rescued on 14th January 2006

Photo of Tanglefoot was taken by Rachael VineTanglefoot was rescued by the BDMLR on the 14th of January 2006 from Godrevy. He was around 10 weeks old and was malnourished with puncture wounds. On arriving at the hospital, Tanglefoot´s wounds were cleaned, and sprayed with antibiotic spray, he was then put on a course of tablets. He weighed around 15kg.
Tanglefoot with side wounds  - Photo was taken by Sue Sayer on 14-01-2006 Tanglefoot being 'jumped' by Dan Jarvis - Photo was taken by Sue Sayer on 14-01-2006 Karl Wheston and Simon Bone takes Tanglefoot from beach up the footpath in the cage  - Photo was taken by Sue Sayer on 14-01-2006
These photos of Tanglefoot were taken by Sue Sayer of Cornwall Seal Group www.cornwallsealgroup.co.uk
Update: 16th May 2006 - Tanglefoot, along with Ghost, Bailey and Skiff, were released back into the wild at Porthtowan on 16th of May 2006. All four seals were happy to get into the cage and then into the trailer. When the Animal Care Team arrived at the beach, Ghost was first out like a good girl, and the others soon followed suit. All started to play in the surf; body boarding on the waves that were coming in, but soon this was left behind to explore the wide open seas. Click on this link to see photos of their release back into the wild.