Seal pup injured by dog on Yorkshire coast
Shocking photos show injuries suffered by one-year-old seal pup after it was mauled by a dog at Yorkshire beauty spot
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- The seal was rescued from Kilnsea at Spurn Point on the Yorkshire coast
- British Divers Marine Life Rescue said the pup suffered 24 puncture wounds
- A second seal had an encounter with a dog over the weekend but was uninjured
Beachgoers have been warned to leave baby seals alone – after a pup was discovered mauled by a dog on a British coast.
Shocking photos show a traumatised pup – believed to be less than a year old – left bloodied with ’24 puncture wounds’ after a brutal dog attack.
The seal was rescued on Sunday from Kilnsea at Spurn Point on the Yorkshire coast by medics from British Divers Marine Life Rescue.
The seal pup, named Puck, is recovering following its ordeal on the Yorkshire coast
Medics from British Divers Marine Life Rescue successfully rescued the pup from this beach in Spurn Point on the Yorkshire coast
Emily Mayman, from the group, said: ‘So far the seal – now named Puck – is doing okay but understandably sore and traumatised’
Emily Mayman, from the group, said: ‘So far the seal – now named Puck – is doing okay but understandably sore and traumatised.
‘If you see a stranded pup on the beach, please give it double the amount of space you may think is necessary.’
The incident was one of at least two reported over the past few days, as another seal was seen to be approached by a dog, which scared it but eventually left it unharmed.
The second pup was identified as uninjured and safe and is being monitored by the medics.
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Puck the seal suffered a total of 24 puncture wounds following the dog attack
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