Early on the Saturday morning Staff Richards received a call from his RSPCA colleague asking whether the cadets would like to assist releasing an Atlantic Grey Seal back to the wild Bristol Channel.
What an experience that was, as they carried ‘Graham’ the Seal in his cage down onto Port Eynon Beach on Gower. What a struggle they had as they carried 40kg of Seal down to the sea then, off he went as the cage door was opened.
One look back at them then he was off after two months rehabilitation at an RSPCA Wildlife Hospital after being found in a poor and underweight condition.
The cadets stood, with their phones recording Grahams departure until his little head bobbed beneath the waves and he was gone. They have now adpoted Graham as their Unit mascot.
The conservation weekends are a great opportunity to learn and connect with nature, the environment and just generally living in harmony with others.