First seals return to the sea after East Winch flood rescue - SEE VIDEO

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The first batch of orphaned seal pups has been safely returned to the sea after the biggest rescue programme RSPCA East Winch Wildlife Centre had seen in 25 years during December’s floods. The rescue centre has been caring for a staggering 100 pups since the violent storms washed them up on West Norfolk’s beaches, but Wednesday saw the first set of eight seals released back into the wild at Winterton-On-Sea. RSPCA centre manager Alison Charles said: “This has been an extremely hard time for all the staff and volunteers – just coping with the sheer number of seals.

But when you watch them go back to the wild where they belong – you know it is worth the effort. To be honest it has all been a bit of a blur, but everyone was just amazing and got on with the job in hand.”

Staff at the East Winch RSPCA Wildlife Hospital round up eight seal pups ready to be released after the winter storms left them washed up on the beach. ANL-140226-145342001
Staff at the East Winch RSPCA Wildlife Hospital round up eight seal pups ready to be released after the winter storms left them washed up on the beach. ANL-140226-145342001

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