Herd Of Cows Making An Incredible Discovery
When Ian Ellis packed up his gear and headed to the Frampton Marsh nature preserve, he was planning on doing some bird watching. Instead, he turned his attention to a curious herd of cows. And God used Ian for an incredible rescue!
As Ian looked through his telescope, he saw the curious scene pictured above. A herd of cows surrounded something in the mud, so Ian set off to see what it was. And what he found was a complete shock!
The reserve was only a few miles away from the ocean. And somehow, a 5-day-old baby seal had found its way to the pasture and had become trapped in the mud. Ian could tell that the seal pup was in rough shape, and so he arranged for it to be taken to the nearby Natureland Seal Sanctuary.
At the sanctuary, the pup was named Celebration, and it was discovered that she was suffering from malnourishment, dehydration and a nasty lung infection. But thanks to Ian discovering her when he did (with the help of roughly 30 cows, of course), Celebration was right where she needed to be in order to get well.
Celebration spent 16 weeks at the sanctuary, where she was nursed back to health. She even made some friends while she was there!
Once Celebration was fully rehabilitated, it was time to release her and her new friend, Charlie, back into the wild.
The two friends were driven to the seaside by a sanctuary staff member, where Ian met them to say farewell to Celebration. As the one who'd found her, it seemed fitting that he would do the honor of releasing her back to her true home.
Charlie raced off to the sea, but Celebration was a bit more hesitant to leave the human friends she'd made. She gradually made her way to the water and eventually swam out to sea, but not before turning back to say goodbye one last time.
Seeing her go was bittersweet, but Ian says overall it really was a fantastic experience. What a blessing to see such kindness extended to God's creatures!
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