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Police Rescued A Seal From The Middle Of A Field In Merseyside

The nearest coastline was 17 miles away.

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Police were called to a field near Liverpool after a dog-walker discovered a stranded seal in the middle of it.

The report of a found seal is true!Just on @MerseyPolice area.Seal is safe and well-it wanted 2b home for Christmas!

Warr Central Police@WarrCentralNPUFollow

The report of a found seal is true!Just on @MerseyPolice area.Seal is safe and well-it wanted 2b home for Christmas!

10:45 AM - 22 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

The local town, Newton Le Willows, is 17 miles from the nearest coastline; however, there is a small brook near where the seal was found.

There's a brook nr field in Newton Le Willows where #seal found. See brown dot top of pic. @BBCNWT 1.30

Andy Gill@MerseyHackFollow

There's a brook nr field in Newton Le Willows where #seal found. See brown dot top of pic. @BBCNWT 1.30

12:07 PM - 22 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Steve Marsh from the British Divers Marine Life Rescue service (BDMLR) told the BBC:

It's not an easy job certainly because they are large animals.

They can be quite aggressive and we do have people in our charity that can actually handle those large seals, but in this instance we are probably going to have to be using the fire brigade to help out.

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The seal was contained by police officers until support from BDMLR arrived. They then drove the lost seal towards a container.

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The seal was put into the container and taken to a seal sanctuary, where it will be checked over before being returned to the sea.

Operation seal a success!! He's now been taken away in crate on back of tractor.

Claire Hannah@Claire_journoFollow

Operation seal a success!! He's now been taken away in crate on back of tractor.

1:57 PM - 22 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Think they're going to have to change sign on fence... #NewtonLeWillows #seal

Claire Hannah@Claire_journoFollow

Think they're going to have to change sign on fence... #NewtonLeWillows #seal

1:04 PM - 22 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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