A seal pup, who was apparently being picked on by a flock of birds, was rescued near the White Rock pier Thursday morning.
Wayne Cox, who was out for a walk at 9 a.m., saw a crowd of people gathering, and went to see what was going on.
“I guess they got a message from somebody that the seal was being attacked by some birds. The seal still had its umbilical cord still attached,” Cox told Peace Arch News this week.
After searching for signs of the mother, the rescuing crew captured the seal and put the animal in a bin.
A two-day-old baby seal pup was rescued this week. Thank you to White Star contractors & park staff who spotted the baby seal in distress & contacted animal rescue. The seal pup is now with Marnie Mammal Rescue and we hope the seal will make a full recovery. pic.twitter.com/Z4T48IeK0b
— City of White Rock (@whiterockcity) June 22, 2018
Cox said he doesn’t know who the people were that rescued the animal, but they told him that they were going to turn the seal into the Vancouver Aquarium.
Contacted this week, the Vancouver Aquarium has yet to respond to a request for comment.
Cox said the pup was moving and “barking,” when he arrived.