While fishing on the beach of Criccieth in Wales, Rich Wilcock’s dog, Leia, barked at him and wanted him to come to her. Rich writes, “I was taking photos of the fantastic scenery when I heard my dog barking at me from further down the beach….clearly she had found something!”
At first he thought it was a fish, and soon realized Leia had found a beached baby dolphin! Rich managed to gently lift the juvenile harbor porpoise back out to sea.
Rich stayed there for a while to make sure he didn’t come back and later spoke to the coastguard when he was in an area he could get a mobile signal to let them know what he had done.
Afterwards, he wrote, “[I] think the little guy was lucky as there was nobody around for miles! And, if it wasn’t for my dog barking at me I would have missed him too!” It’s a good thing Leia was there to rescue him!
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