Seal and Cows – level 3

02-06-2020 15:00

A 5-day-old seal somehow found herself far from water in a muddy puddle where she became stuck in a nature reserve in east England.

A birdwatcher spotted the pup surrounded by cattle in mud through his telescope and called the RSPB who helped the little seal to safety.

Once she was rescues, she was sent straight to a seal hospital where vets helped her rehydrate and gain weight. They also gave her antibiotics to help fight a breathing problem.

After she regains her strength, she’ll continue through the rehabilitation process until she’s between 27 and 32 kilograms and is able to feed in the water by herself.

It is not known exactly how she wound up so far from the sea, but one theory is that she got caught in the tide and then became stranded when the tide went back in.

Difficult words: spot (to see), pup (young seal or other animal), RSPB (Royal Society for the Protection of Birds), wind up (to arrive somewhere).

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