Wandering seal flown home to Gweek after ending up in Portugal

Wandering seal flown home to Gweek after ending up in Portugal

Wandering seal flown home to Gweek after ending up in Portugal

First published in News

A grey seal pup found stranded a thousand miles from home on the beach near Sagres, Portugal has enjoyed a free trip home to Cornwall.

The pup was rescued by staff from the Zoomarine rescue centre in the Algarve resort of Albufeira in January and treated for dehydration and an ulcer in his left eye.

Christened Ludo, he is now ready to return to the wild off the UK’s Cornish coast from where he probably set off on his big adventure some time last summer.

Portugal’s gave Ludo free passage from Faro to Heathrow, from where he was driven to the Cornish Seal Sanctuary.

“We will keep him in our nursery pools for a period just to make sure he’s fighting fit, but unless he shows signs of ill health should be ready to release in two or three weeks,” said the Sanctuary’s animal care supervisor Tamara Cooper.

The Cornish coast hosts the world’s biggest population of grey seals, and their distribution only extends as far south as the coast of Brittany.

“It’s most like he came from our own seas, and for reasons known only to himself followed the Gulf Stream south last autumn,” said Tamara.

“Maybe he was just desperate to escape our lousy winter weather.”

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11:06am Sat 16 Aug 14

Helston John says...

Great, we can comment on I'll health of a seal but we can't comment on the hospital article. The reason Treliske has too many people to deal with is because all the holiday makers and all the drunks and the useless Tory Glib Dem government won't acknowledge we have an influx of millions of people and give us more money to invest in our hospitals, no just keep building houses. What do you think meerkats ? You work in a hospital don't you.
Great, we can comment on I'll health of a seal but we can't comment on the hospital article. The reason Treliske has too many people to deal with is because all the holiday makers and all the drunks and the useless Tory Glib Dem government won't acknowledge we have an influx of millions of people and give us more money to invest in our hospitals, no just keep building houses. What do you think meerkats ? You work in a hospital don't you. Helston John
  • Score: -1

12:13pm Sat 16 Aug 14

meerkats says...

Helston John wrote:
Great, we can comment on I'll health of a seal but we can't comment on the hospital article. The reason Treliske has too many people to deal with is because all the holiday makers and all the drunks and the useless Tory Glib Dem government won't acknowledge we have an influx of millions of people and give us more money to invest in our hospitals, no just keep building houses. What do you think meerkats ? You work in a hospital don't you.
Dont know what gave you that idea , but i certainly dont work in a Hospital
[quote][p][bold]Helston John[/bold] wrote: Great, we can comment on I'll health of a seal but we can't comment on the hospital article. The reason Treliske has too many people to deal with is because all the holiday makers and all the drunks and the useless Tory Glib Dem government won't acknowledge we have an influx of millions of people and give us more money to invest in our hospitals, no just keep building houses. What do you think meerkats ? You work in a hospital don't you.[/p][/quote]Dont know what gave you that idea , but i certainly dont work in a Hospital meerkats
  • Score: -1

2:52pm Sat 16 Aug 14

Helston John says...

meerkats wrote:
Helston John wrote:
Great, we can comment on I'll health of a seal but we can't comment on the hospital article. The reason Treliske has too many people to deal with is because all the holiday makers and all the drunks and the useless Tory Glib Dem government won't acknowledge we have an influx of millions of people and give us more money to invest in our hospitals, no just keep building houses. What do you think meerkats ? You work in a hospital don't you.
Dont know what gave you that idea , but i certainly dont work in a Hospital
Oh sorry meerkats I just assumed because you said once you worked with people with bad backs on an article.
[quote][p][bold]meerkats[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Helston John[/bold] wrote: Great, we can comment on I'll health of a seal but we can't comment on the hospital article. The reason Treliske has too many people to deal with is because all the holiday makers and all the drunks and the useless Tory Glib Dem government won't acknowledge we have an influx of millions of people and give us more money to invest in our hospitals, no just keep building houses. What do you think meerkats ? You work in a hospital don't you.[/p][/quote]Dont know what gave you that idea , but i certainly dont work in a Hospital[/p][/quote]Oh sorry meerkats I just assumed because you said once you worked with people with bad backs on an article. Helston John
  • Score: 3

4:17pm Sat 16 Aug 14

meerkats says...

Helston John wrote:
meerkats wrote:
Helston John wrote:
Great, we can comment on I'll health of a seal but we can't comment on the hospital article. The reason Treliske has too many people to deal with is because all the holiday makers and all the drunks and the useless Tory Glib Dem government won't acknowledge we have an influx of millions of people and give us more money to invest in our hospitals, no just keep building houses. What do you think meerkats ? You work in a hospital don't you.
Dont know what gave you that idea , but i certainly dont work in a Hospital
Oh sorry meerkats I just assumed because you said once you worked with people with bad backs on an article.
I think you are confusing me with another commenter as i have never said i have or work with people with bad backs.
[quote][p][bold]Helston John[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]meerkats[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Helston John[/bold] wrote: Great, we can comment on I'll health of a seal but we can't comment on the hospital article. The reason Treliske has too many people to deal with is because all the holiday makers and all the drunks and the useless Tory Glib Dem government won't acknowledge we have an influx of millions of people and give us more money to invest in our hospitals, no just keep building houses. What do you think meerkats ? You work in a hospital don't you.[/p][/quote]Dont know what gave you that idea , but i certainly dont work in a Hospital[/p][/quote]Oh sorry meerkats I just assumed because you said once you worked with people with bad backs on an article.[/p][/quote]I think you are confusing me with another commenter as i have never said i have or work with people with bad backs. meerkats
  • Score: -2

5:06pm Sat 16 Aug 14

Helston John says...

meerkats wrote:
Helston John wrote:
meerkats wrote:
Helston John wrote:
Great, we can comment on I'll health of a seal but we can't comment on the hospital article. The reason Treliske has too many people to deal with is because all the holiday makers and all the drunks and the useless Tory Glib Dem government won't acknowledge we have an influx of millions of people and give us more money to invest in our hospitals, no just keep building houses. What do you think meerkats ? You work in a hospital don't you.
Dont know what gave you that idea , but i certainly dont work in a Hospital
Oh sorry meerkats I just assumed because you said once you worked with people with bad backs on an article.
I think you are confusing me with another commenter as i have never said i have or work with people with bad backs.
Oh yes you did meerkats, it was round about the time comments when being made about the clies and someone asked if you worked there and you said no. So probably last year, when I have time I'll check the archives.
[quote][p][bold]meerkats[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Helston John[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]meerkats[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Helston John[/bold] wrote: Great, we can comment on I'll health of a seal but we can't comment on the hospital article. The reason Treliske has too many people to deal with is because all the holiday makers and all the drunks and the useless Tory Glib Dem government won't acknowledge we have an influx of millions of people and give us more money to invest in our hospitals, no just keep building houses. What do you think meerkats ? You work in a hospital don't you.[/p][/quote]Dont know what gave you that idea , but i certainly dont work in a Hospital[/p][/quote]Oh sorry meerkats I just assumed because you said once you worked with people with bad backs on an article.[/p][/quote]I think you are confusing me with another commenter as i have never said i have or work with people with bad backs.[/p][/quote]Oh yes you did meerkats, it was round about the time comments when being made about the clies and someone asked if you worked there and you said no. So probably last year, when I have time I'll check the archives. Helston John
  • Score: -1

9:18pm Sat 16 Aug 14

meerkats says...

Helston John wrote:
meerkats wrote:
Helston John wrote:
meerkats wrote:
Helston John wrote:
Great, we can comment on I'll health of a seal but we can't comment on the hospital article. The reason Treliske has too many people to deal with is because all the holiday makers and all the drunks and the useless Tory Glib Dem government won't acknowledge we have an influx of millions of people and give us more money to invest in our hospitals, no just keep building houses. What do you think meerkats ? You work in a hospital don't you.
Dont know what gave you that idea , but i certainly dont work in a Hospital
Oh sorry meerkats I just assumed because you said once you worked with people with bad backs on an article.
I think you are confusing me with another commenter as i have never said i have or work with people with bad backs.
Oh yes you did meerkats, it was round about the time comments when being made about the clies and someone asked if you worked there and you said no. So probably last year, when I have time I'll check the archives.
Over to you then i dont even remember what the article was about re The Clies
[quote][p][bold]Helston John[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]meerkats[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Helston John[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]meerkats[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Helston John[/bold] wrote: Great, we can comment on I'll health of a seal but we can't comment on the hospital article. The reason Treliske has too many people to deal with is because all the holiday makers and all the drunks and the useless Tory Glib Dem government won't acknowledge we have an influx of millions of people and give us more money to invest in our hospitals, no just keep building houses. What do you think meerkats ? You work in a hospital don't you.[/p][/quote]Dont know what gave you that idea , but i certainly dont work in a Hospital[/p][/quote]Oh sorry meerkats I just assumed because you said once you worked with people with bad backs on an article.[/p][/quote]I think you are confusing me with another commenter as i have never said i have or work with people with bad backs.[/p][/quote]Oh yes you did meerkats, it was round about the time comments when being made about the clies and someone asked if you worked there and you said no. So probably last year, when I have time I'll check the archives.[/p][/quote]Over to you then i dont even remember what the article was about re The Clies meerkats
  • Score: 0

7:42am Sun 17 Aug 14

Helston John says...

meerkats wrote:
Helston John wrote:
meerkats wrote:
Helston John wrote:
meerkats wrote:
Helston John wrote:
Great, we can comment on I'll health of a seal but we can't comment on the hospital article. The reason Treliske has too many people to deal with is because all the holiday makers and all the drunks and the useless Tory Glib Dem government won't acknowledge we have an influx of millions of people and give us more money to invest in our hospitals, no just keep building houses. What do you think meerkats ? You work in a hospital don't you.
Dont know what gave you that idea , but i certainly dont work in a Hospital
Oh sorry meerkats I just assumed because you said once you worked with people with bad backs on an article.
I think you are confusing me with another commenter as i have never said i have or work with people with bad backs.
Oh yes you did meerkats, it was round about the time comments when being made about the clies and someone asked if you worked there and you said no. So probably last year, when I have time I'll check the archives.
Over to you then i dont even remember what the article was about re The Clies
It was when pr Helston and ken Helston were commenting, and we were talking about disabilities and you said , "I work with people Witt bad backs". Perhaps you just made it up to prove a point to pr Helston.
[quote][p][bold]meerkats[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Helston John[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]meerkats[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Helston John[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]meerkats[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Helston John[/bold] wrote: Great, we can comment on I'll health of a seal but we can't comment on the hospital article. The reason Treliske has too many people to deal with is because all the holiday makers and all the drunks and the useless Tory Glib Dem government won't acknowledge we have an influx of millions of people and give us more money to invest in our hospitals, no just keep building houses. What do you think meerkats ? You work in a hospital don't you.[/p][/quote]Dont know what gave you that idea , but i certainly dont work in a Hospital[/p][/quote]Oh sorry meerkats I just assumed because you said once you worked with people with bad backs on an article.[/p][/quote]I think you are confusing me with another commenter as i have never said i have or work with people with bad backs.[/p][/quote]Oh yes you did meerkats, it was round about the time comments when being made about the clies and someone asked if you worked there and you said no. So probably last year, when I have time I'll check the archives.[/p][/quote]Over to you then i dont even remember what the article was about re The Clies[/p][/quote]It was when pr Helston and ken Helston were commenting, and we were talking about disabilities and you said , "I work with people Witt bad backs". Perhaps you just made it up to prove a point to pr Helston. Helston John
  • Score: -2

6:09pm Sun 17 Aug 14

Gill Z Martin says...

It is good that the seal was returned to the safe keeping of the seal sanctuary, but when it is released I suppose there is no guarantee it will not do the same thing again.

Helston John, does it really matter what meerkats said or did not say a long time ago as it is irrelevant to the above article. You are not supposed to be commenting on the hospital article on here anyway, if the Packet wanted to allow comments on that particular article they would have done so. Perhaps you should respect their decision.
It is good that the seal was returned to the safe keeping of the seal sanctuary, but when it is released I suppose there is no guarantee it will not do the same thing again. Helston John, does it really matter what meerkats said or did not say a long time ago as it is irrelevant to the above article. You are not supposed to be commenting on the hospital article on here anyway, if the Packet wanted to allow comments on that particular article they would have done so. Perhaps you should respect their decision. Gill Z Martin
  • Score: 4

10:22am Mon 18 Aug 14

meerkats says...

Helston John wrote:
meerkats wrote:
Helston John wrote:
meerkats wrote:
Helston John wrote:
meerkats wrote:
Helston John wrote:
Great, we can comment on I'll health of a seal but we can't comment on the hospital article. The reason Treliske has too many people to deal with is because all the holiday makers and all the drunks and the useless Tory Glib Dem government won't acknowledge we have an influx of millions of people and give us more money to invest in our hospitals, no just keep building houses. What do you think meerkats ? You work in a hospital don't you.
Dont know what gave you that idea , but i certainly dont work in a Hospital
Oh sorry meerkats I just assumed because you said once you worked with people with bad backs on an article.
I think you are confusing me with another commenter as i have never said i have or work with people with bad backs.
Oh yes you did meerkats, it was round about the time comments when being made about the clies and someone asked if you worked there and you said no. So probably last year, when I have time I'll check the archives.
Over to you then i dont even remember what the article was about re The Clies
It was when pr Helston and ken Helston were commenting, and we were talking about disabilities and you said , "I work with people Witt bad backs". Perhaps you just made it up to prove a point to pr Helston.
i dont make things up and i meant that some of my work colleagues have back problems , so yes i do wotrk with people with bad backs.
[quote][p][bold]Helston John[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]meerkats[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Helston John[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]meerkats[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Helston John[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]meerkats[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Helston John[/bold] wrote: Great, we can comment on I'll health of a seal but we can't comment on the hospital article. The reason Treliske has too many people to deal with is because all the holiday makers and all the drunks and the useless Tory Glib Dem government won't acknowledge we have an influx of millions of people and give us more money to invest in our hospitals, no just keep building houses. What do you think meerkats ? You work in a hospital don't you.[/p][/quote]Dont know what gave you that idea , but i certainly dont work in a Hospital[/p][/quote]Oh sorry meerkats I just assumed because you said once you worked with people with bad backs on an article.[/p][/quote]I think you are confusing me with another commenter as i have never said i have or work with people with bad backs.[/p][/quote]Oh yes you did meerkats, it was round about the time comments when being made about the clies and someone asked if you worked there and you said no. So probably last year, when I have time I'll check the archives.[/p][/quote]Over to you then i dont even remember what the article was about re The Clies[/p][/quote]It was when pr Helston and ken Helston were commenting, and we were talking about disabilities and you said , "I work with people Witt bad backs". Perhaps you just made it up to prove a point to pr Helston.[/p][/quote]i dont make things up and i meant that some of my work colleagues have back problems , so yes i do wotrk with people with bad backs. meerkats
  • Score: -2

7:48pm Tue 19 Aug 14

meerkats says...

Helston John wrote:
meerkats wrote:
Helston John wrote:
meerkats wrote:
Helston John wrote:
meerkats wrote:
Helston John wrote:
meerkats wrote:
Helston John wrote:
Great, we can comment on I'll health of a seal but we can't comment on the hospital article. The reason Treliske has too many people to deal with is because all the holiday makers and all the drunks and the useless Tory Glib Dem government won't acknowledge we have an influx of millions of people and give us more money to invest in our hospitals, no just keep building houses. What do you think meerkats ? You work in a hospital don't you.
Dont know what gave you that idea , but i certainly dont work in a Hospital
Oh sorry meerkats I just assumed because you said once you worked with people with bad backs on an article.
I think you are confusing me with another commenter as i have never said i have or work with people with bad backs.
Oh yes you did meerkats, it was round about the time comments when being made about the clies and someone asked if you worked there and you said no. So probably last year, when I have time I'll check the archives.
Over to you then i dont even remember what the article was about re The Clies
It was when pr Helston and ken Helston were commenting, and we were talking about disabilities and you said , "I work with people Witt bad backs". Perhaps you just made it up to prove a point to pr Helston.
i dont make things up and i meant that some of my work colleagues have back problems , so yes i do wotrk with people with bad backs.
That's what's known as back tracking. Funny how your memory was suddenly jogged when I mentioned the archives.
why are you so obsessed with what i said ? yes you did jog my memory that was the whole point of me saying over to you. i am not back tracking but when i said i work with people with bad backs it could obviously be taken in different ways. You took it that i help people with back problems but it is not what i meant at all. Now back to what the article is about the Seal Sanctuary do a marvellous job and it must be great to release the seals back to the coast when they are ready.
[quote][p][bold]Helston John[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]meerkats[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Helston John[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]meerkats[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Helston John[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]meerkats[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Helston John[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]meerkats[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Helston John[/bold] wrote: Great, we can comment on I'll health of a seal but we can't comment on the hospital article. The reason Treliske has too many people to deal with is because all the holiday makers and all the drunks and the useless Tory Glib Dem government won't acknowledge we have an influx of millions of people and give us more money to invest in our hospitals, no just keep building houses. What do you think meerkats ? You work in a hospital don't you.[/p][/quote]Dont know what gave you that idea , but i certainly dont work in a Hospital[/p][/quote]Oh sorry meerkats I just assumed because you said once you worked with people with bad backs on an article.[/p][/quote]I think you are confusing me with another commenter as i have never said i have or work with people with bad backs.[/p][/quote]Oh yes you did meerkats, it was round about the time comments when being made about the clies and someone asked if you worked there and you said no. So probably last year, when I have time I'll check the archives.[/p][/quote]Over to you then i dont even remember what the article was about re The Clies[/p][/quote]It was when pr Helston and ken Helston were commenting, and we were talking about disabilities and you said , "I work with people Witt bad backs". Perhaps you just made it up to prove a point to pr Helston.[/p][/quote]i dont make things up and i meant that some of my work colleagues have back problems , so yes i do wotrk with people with bad backs.[/p][/quote]That's what's known as back tracking. Funny how your memory was suddenly jogged when I mentioned the archives.[/p][/quote]why are you so obsessed with what i said ? yes you did jog my memory that was the whole point of me saying over to you. i am not back tracking but when i said i work with people with bad backs it could obviously be taken in different ways. You took it that i help people with back problems but it is not what i meant at all. Now back to what the article is about the Seal Sanctuary do a marvellous job and it must be great to release the seals back to the coast when they are ready. meerkats
  • Score: -2

12:49pm Wed 20 Aug 14

diesel 1 says...

I don't know about bad backs but a lot of people have sore eyes reading the crap from helston john.
I don't know about bad backs but a lot of people have sore eyes reading the crap from helston john. diesel 1
  • Score: 0

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