Tuesday, 6 April 2021

BBC: Horsey seal with plastic ring on neck for years is rescued


image captionThe seal has been named "Mrs Vicar" because of the white ring that was around the neck

A seal that had a plastic ring stuck around its neck for two-and-half years has had it removed after being rescued from a Norfolk beach.

The animal, named "Mrs Vicar", was captured on Horsey Beach, near Great Yarmouth, on Easter Sunday.

It is being cared for at the RSPCA's East Winch wildlife centre after having the ring taken off by vets.

Alison Charles, manager at the centre, said the wound was "very sore, but we are hopeful she will recover".

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