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One-month-old seal pup rescued on Weston seafront was just 'a bit cold and getting some sun'

A one-month-old sea pup has been rescued after being washed up on Weston-Super-Mare seafront Credit: North Somerset Council

A one-month-old seal pup has been rescued on Weston-Super-Mare's seafront after being washed up onto the rocks.

The pup was spotted around the Marine Lake Causeway near the RNLI gift shop and was looked after by a beach ranger until being rescued by the British Divers Marine Life Rescue.

Both the ranger and the British Divers moved the pup to a more isolated area as it was clearly getting distressed by attention from members of the public.

A North Somerset Council spokesman said, "It was collected from the BDMLR at about 12.30pm (Monday 29 October). It was on the rocks and it was healthy and not injured."

They believe the seal was "a bit cold and getting some sun."

A seal sanctuary in Cornwall recently pleaded with members of the public to keep their distance from pups as the attention scares the mothers and puts their babies at risk of abandonment.

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