Guadalupe fur seal Snaggle was found with brightly colored netting wrapped tightly around his neck and body. He could barely open his mouth, so the entanglement likely left him unable to swim well enough to catch food. Weak and fatigued, he was on the brink of what would have been a devastating fate.
After our veterinarians removed his entanglement at our hospital, Snaggle recovered quickly from his wounds. After about two months of care, Snaggle was released back to his ocean home with a second chance at life.
photo © The Marine Mammal Center / NOAA permit #18786
- Age at Admit
- Weight at Admit
- 8.00 kgs
- Rescue Location
- Seadrift Beach - Stinson Beach, Marin
- Malnutrition, Anemia, Trauma, Human interaction
- Release Date
- Release Location
- Chimney Rock
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