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Seal who had frisbee stuck round her neck to be returned home to Norfolk beach

PUBLISHED: 08:54 21 February 2018 | UPDATED: 11:54 21 February 2018

Mrs Frisbee, an Atlantic Grey seal who had a frisbee caught around her neck for six months. Picture: David Vyse

Mrs Frisbee, an Atlantic Grey seal who had a frisbee caught around her neck for six months. Picture: David Vyse

David Vyse

A Grey seal which was saved from the brink of death is to be returned to the wild.

Frisbee the seal, who is recovering at East Winch. Picture: Alison Stolwood/RSPCAFrisbee the seal, who is recovering at East Winch. Picture: Alison Stolwood/RSPCA

The adult seal was found at Horsey Beach in north Norfolk last September with a frisbee embedded in her neck.

She was taken to the RSPCA’s East Winch Wildlife Centre where staff nicknamed her Frisbee.

It is thought the creature could have been struggling with the plastic ring around her neck for up to six months, eluding capture in order to stay with her group.

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RSPCA Centre manager Alison Charles said: “Poor Frisbee was extremely emaciated when she first came to us as she just wouldn’t have been able to feed due to the restriction around her neck caused by the frisbee.

“We’d never actually seen such an extensive wound, and to be honest we just didn’t think she would be able to recover from it.”

Frisbee spent several months with the RSPCA, being treated with steroids, antibiotics and painkillers.

MORE: Frisbee the seal is on the mend at King’s Lynn animal hospital

Staff at the centre described the creature as a “fighter” and revealed she is now able to go home and will be released onto the beach at Horsey Gap.

Mrs Charles added: “It is heart-breaking to think that this could have been prevented if people just took extra care with their litter on the coastline.

“Many people are just unaware of the problems discarded litter can cause for our wildlife.”

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