Plastic ring injury seal found in Norfolk ‘had worst wound’

Plastic ring injury seal found in Norfolk ‘had worst wound’
Fonte: BBC News
A seal found with a plastic ring embedded in its neck had “one of the worst types of wound” seen by experts.

The Atlantic grey seal was found by the Friends of Horsey Seals group on Waxham beach, in Norfolk, in December.

Nicknamed Pinkafo by staff, she was taken to the RSPCA centre at East Winch where the plastic had to be cut out and the infection treated.

Centre manager Alison Charles said the seal had made a remarkable recovery and was set to return to the wild in April.

“This is one of the worst types of wound we’ve seen and I’ve never quite seen that type of recovery,” said Mrs Charles.

“We don’t quite know what happened, but it’s likely she was playing with the ring in the water and it got stuck on her head.

“It was completely embedded into her neck as the skin and infected tissue had grown over it.”

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