Seal found with Frisbee around neck freed after rehabilitation

By Ben Hooper
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Feb. 21 (UPI) -- A seal dubbed "Mrs. Frisbee" after being found on a British beach with a plastic toy embedded around her neck has been released after months of rehabilitation.

The Atlantic gray seal was found in September on Horsey Beach in Norfolk, England, with a plastic disc stuck around her neck and digging into her skin.


The Friends of Horsey Seals group rescued the animal and took her to the RSPCA's East Winch Wildlife Center, where officials said she was in poor health resulting from her unusual injury.

RSPCA Manager Alison Charles said officials were unsure whether the seal would survive, but she made promising progress in her first day and was soon showing signs of recovery.

Charles said Mrs. Frisbee went from 147 pounds when she was first brought in to 396 pounds at the time of her release.


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