Scottish SPCA rescue first grey seal pups of season
Animal welfare experts are caring for their first rescued grey seal pups of the season.
One was recovered in Aberdeenshire while the other was from a beach in Thurso.
The Scottish SPCA expects to look after more than 100 grey seal pups of various ages over the course of autumn and winter.
This season pups cared for at its national wildlife centre in Fishcross, Clackmannanshire, will be given Harry Potter-themed names.
Centre manager Colin Seddon said: “We received our first seal pups, Mad-Eye and Harry, on November 2.
“Harry is around three to four weeks old and Mad-Eye is between four and five weeks.
“Harry was brought to us by the British Divers marine life rescue team after he was found with several wounds and an infected flipper in Boddan, Aberdeenshire.
“Mad-Eye was found on Dunnet Beach in Thurso.
“We often do release seals with one eye, so we are hopeful MadEye will still eventually enjoy a full life in the wild.”
Anyone who discovers an injured or distressed wild animal should call the Scottish SPCA animal helpline on 03000 999 999.