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Seal pup rescued after Fraserburgh beach find

Rescued seal pup Image copyright Scottish SPCA

A grey seal pup which was found on a beach in Fraserburgh is being looked after by the Scottish SPCA.

The female - believed to be three weeks old and still with a white fur coat - has been named Rogue.

The seal was rescued by volunteers from British Divers Marine Life Rescue earlier this month.

The pup is the first of the season in the care of the Scottish SPCA's National Wildlife Rescue Centre at Fishcross in Alloa.

Image copyright Scottish SPCA

Centre manager Colin Seddon said: "She is being tube-fed fish soup at the moment and that will continue for the next few weeks until she's old and strong enough to feed herself.

"Anyone concerned about a seal pup, including any who appear injured, are found on public beaches or are spotted in unusual places such as non-breeding areas, should give us a call before approaching them.

"We are often contacted about seal pups who are healthy but have been abandoned by their mothers because someone has disturbed them."

Image copyright Scottish SPCA

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