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Offline Cawatcher

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Re: 2020
« Reply #15 on: July 19, 2020, 10:57:59 AM »
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Re: 2020
« Reply #16 on: July 27, 2020, 08:26:19 AM »
There*s an update about our Seal pup who was rescued from Grassy Point!
 
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Re: 2020
« Reply #17 on: August 01, 2020, 12:11:25 PM »


Wow....incredible rescues happening on Hornby!  Miigwetch booni and all involved!
"Our true enemies, as well as our true sources of strength, lie within."

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Re: 2020
« Reply #18 on: August 04, 2020, 08:17:39 AM »
i*d spent the day in Helliwell with a friend, searching for a Seal pup that was in need of care, & was unsuccessful.
Was just tucking into my evening when someone called & they had spotted the Seal pup!
So i had to go back.
This is a LONG walk with a wheelbarrow & a tub for the pup.
By the time i got there, the tide had come in & that pup was swimming.
i could see the umbilical cord in the water, so this was a young one, who should have been with their Mum.
But this wasn*t the pup we had been searching for.
Now it was late & i finally thought i was done for the day when i got a call from the ferry that a young woman had found an injured Pigeon!
So i had to wait a nother while before i could jump in the shower & have my evening.
She brought the poor Bird to me in her arms.
Something seemed very wrong.
i put the Bird in a covered box for a rest for the night, expecting to have a dead Bird in the morning, but in the morning they were still alive!
i opened the box & set it in the shade in the yard & when i got home, the Bird was gone!
Oops, found them sunning in the garden.
i called ajl for some help & she said this was a Rock Dove & that they are quite complicated to care for.
The Bird should not be in the Sun, but should be in a cool dark quiet place, as this looked like head trauma & maybe spinal injury.
& it looked best to get the Bird to MARS, but they hadn*t called me back since last night.
There was supposedly someone on Denman who would care for the Bird.
But finally i heard back from Gyl & yes indeed they would take this Bird.
So then i had to care for them til at least the next day & also work out a ride in to MARS.
A nice fella offered to go to town just to help out!
So i gave him money for gas & a little lunch & he came the next day & took the Dove to MARS for me!
What a relief.
Especially since the people found that Seal pup again & i had to go do a Seal pup rescue later this same day.
But that is another story.

july 25 2020 12:03 - injured Rock Dove




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Re: 2020
« Reply #19 on: August 07, 2020, 01:16:46 PM »
Okay, now back to the Seal pup story i started above.
We*d gotten called to look for a black Seal pup in Helliwell.
To me, that is a very different colour for a Seal pup to be.
So, should be easy to find, ha ha ha.
On july 25, my friend searched the beaches in the morning, then both her & i searched in the hot Sun all afternoon, & never found the pup.
In the parking lot as we were leaving, Hornby locals asked what we were doing with the wheelbarrow & blue tub so we explained.
Then a bit later, i got a call saying they had found the pup!
So i went running back there with the wheelbarrow & tub.
Here is the foto they got of the pup.
You can see in the upper left corner of this foto they got, that the tide was coming in.
By the time i got there, the pup was still in that exact spot, but now they were underwater.
i waded in to where they were, & could see the umbilical cord waving through the water.
So, a newborn, who should still be with their Mum for two weeks, nursing & protected.
BUT!
Not the black pup we were looking for.
So, now we need to come back tomorrow & look for this same pup again.
 
july 24 2020 - Helliwell Seal pup by berni & jo



i am called & asked if i am looking for this second pup on saturday the 25th of july, but i am hoping that those locals would search, instead of me.
They were very enthusiastic, & wanting to help.
i am still sore from searching yesterday, & it is not an easy search, the shores of Helliwell, & i do NOT want to fall & injure myself.
Now i can*t remember if they found the pup that day.
But the next day, july 26, they are back there looking, & i have agreed to be on call to head out there to do the capture with Aaron, if the family is successful in their search.
i had planned to go relax in the sun at the ballpark & watch a game, but instead i have to stay home & wait for the phone to ring.
It has been hours, & i am thinking i spent this hot day at home for nothing, when the phone rings.
They have found the pup again!
So Aaron & i head out there for the capture.

The pup is carefully examined, to make sure they are the same one we saw friday night, & they are.

july 26 2020 - Helliwell Seal pup by berni & jo



We decide to take a sport bag with a towel inside, instead of the wheelbarrow & tub.
Aaron & i go roaring out there as fast as i can walk & we find the family there, watching the pup.
They must keep their distance from the pup.
Only Aaron & i are allowed to approach.
The poor family spotted the pup hours ago, but were having trouble with cellphone transmission.
So, for me, a wasted afternoon waiting for the call, but at least in the long run we had the pup in sight.
&, it wasn*t me who had to look for the pup.
The pup was in the shade of a big rock & i was able to capture with a towel easily, & i put the pup into the sport bag.
The pup still had enough oomph that they kept trying to climb out of the bag.
We called in the capture & another foto to ensure this was the same pup as two days ago, then we were good to go home again.
Fortunately, Aaron is a big strong guy, & younger than i am, & he offers to carry the pup in the sport bag to the parking lot.
Those pups are surprisingly heavy!
i was glad to only have to suffer the hot walk.

In the parking lot, we transfer the pup to the Seal pup tub & Aaron roars off to transfer the pup via his fast boat, to the next volunteer who will meet him at Deep Bay.
There is poop in the sport bag, & you can see poop on the belly of the Seal pup here.
& guess who gets to clean everything up & get it ready for the next Seal pup rescue???




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Re: 2020
« Reply #20 on: August 07, 2020, 01:29:55 PM »
((Awesome end to a  feeling that this was not going to end well.. Thank you booni for your work and sacrifice ))

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Re: 2020
« Reply #21 on: August 07, 2020, 08:43:40 PM »
here is an update about this Seal pup!
wooohoooo!

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Re: 2020
« Reply #22 on: Today at 07:32:11 AM »
& someone adopted this Seal pup in my name by making a donation!  :hearts2
 
august 8 2020 - certificate of adoption



august 8 202 - rescued Seal pup wolfgang




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