'Poor Thing': Wildlife Watcher's Dismay as Seal Pup Surrounded by Trash

A wildlife enthusiast in Shetland, Scotland, was dismayed to find a seal pup surrounded by trash at a remote beach on November 19.

“Although many beaches are regularly cleaned, this beach is inaccessible, leading to the build up [of] waste that is washed ashore,” the Rev David M Lees, who recorded this video, said.

He said he filmed from a distance so as not to disturb the young family.

“We were horrified to see this,” the Hillswick Wildlife Sanctuary said.

“Fortunately the pup looks quite plump and healthy, but what a sad sight to see,” they added. Credit: David M Lees via Storyful

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