“An overcast crisp icy swim, with Table Mountain under cover and mirror water. Gratefully accompanied by a playful seal, entertaining dolphins, penguins and a graceful whale. Always a gift. I hate to think of a day when I take to the open water and none of these beautiful creatures are there” – Howard Warrington.
Usually when rescuing seals, we use a fully covered seal net but this time Chief Inspector Pieterse used an open net so that the hooks could be removed safely, quietly and quickly, Chief Inspector Pieterse approached the seal, slipped the net and cover over the seal’s head, and with his experienced sleight of hand deftly removed two hooks from the seal’s side and rear flipper. Once done, the seal was in a hurry to get back into the harbour, Chief Inspector Pieterse had to make sure that he didn’t vanish while still in the net!
Watch as Chief Inspector Jaco Pieterse releases the seal back into Kalk Bay Harbour, free at last from the hooks that plagued him.
It’s rescues like this that Howard is swimming his heart out for! Please support Howard’s Swim4Survival and keep our Wildlife Team on the ground, and on the beaches.
Remember, seals are wild and can be aggressive, so it’s always best to call on our experienced wildlife department as soon as possible and give these beautiful wild creatures their space. Our Inspectorate is open 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year to ensure no animal suffers.
You can get hold of us on (021) 700-4158/9 or after hours on 0833261604.