Tuesday 27th August 2013 - The Strand Club Update, Bank Holiday and Rescued Seal

I had planned to include the report below in my previous Diary entry but to give it maximum space, I have held it over for a few days. I am grateful to The Strand Club for forwarding me their report which updates on the funds they have raised for the Community First Responders. I need say no more apart from reminding villagers and visitors of the Late September Fayre on 1st September (see Village Calendar for more information) which will be raising money for both the Community First Responders Fund as well as the East Anglian Air Ambulance.

(Latest Up-date 21st August 2013)

On Tuesday morning there was a Seal pup up on the tide line. Usually seals will make their way back down to the sea when people approach but this one was going nowhere. It was very lethargic, underweight and flies were gathering on the blood on its rear flippers and tail. Together with our friends, four of us were able to bring it up to the Fishermen’s Green in a blanket sling and our friends took it to the Seal & Bird Rescue Trust at Ridlington near North Walsham. The centre thought the blood was probably due to Gulls pecking the pup and apart from being underweight and probably suffering from Herpes they thought it should make a full recovery. From the centre it will be transferred to the RSPCA specialised unit at East Winch and hopefully it will eventually be released back into its natural environment. As cute as Seals and their cubs may look; they can attack and should never be stroked plus dogs should be kept at a safe distance.

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