Did you know that your version of Internet Explorer is out of date?
To get the best possible experience using our website we recommend downloading one of the browsers below.

Internet Explorer 10, Firefox, Chrome, or Safari.

Seal pup finds shelter on car dashboard during Scotland stormSeal pup finds shelter on car dashboard during Scotland storm

Smartie the Seal Finds Shelter from Storm on Car Dashboard

Like us on Facebook:
The current article you are reading does not reflect the views of the current editors and contributors of the new Ecorazzi

This seal is one smart pup! Ironically, this adorable creature is named Smartie, and he’s making headlines for finding shelter from a Scotland storm, PEOPLE reports.

Apparently, Smartie was found wandering the Dumfries, Scotland streets near the Cairnryan ferry terminal area. Staff members tried to return the 6-month-old to the water, but he wasn’t having it.

So, an employee took Smartie’s safety upon himself and placed him in his car trunk. This way the seal would stay safe and contained until animal rescuers arrived. (We hope it was a spacious trunk…)

“Normally, we would ask people to leave seals alone, until we arrive, but there was a risk he could have been injured in the busy lorry park so a member of staff put him in their car until I got there,” SPCA spokesman Alistair Hill told Mail Online.

Well, Smartie decided he didn’t like the trunk either, and managed to wriggle himself out of the trunk all the way up to the dashboard by pushing down one the car’s rear seat!

“He is clearly a very smart seal, as he ended up watching the storm out the windscreen of the car from his warm, dry spot on the dash,” Hill said.

Smartie is now safe and sound at Scotland’s National Wildlife Rescue Centre, where he is doing splendidly.

“As he grows in strength and size we’ll move him to one of our outdoor pools where he’ll interact with other seals and get used to swimming and feeding in the deeper water,” Colin Seddon, the centre’s manager, said. “We hope to return Smartie to the wild in about a month’s time, but only when we’re sure he’s fully fit and able to fend for himself.”

Like us on Facebook:
0 Comments
  • ZaCloud

    His name isn’t ironic, it’s fitting. Ironic would be calling him Idiot or something. Please use proper vocabulary for news articles.

Beyoncé and Jay-Z sell out veganism for ticket giveaway

Veganism deserves better than constantly being considered something to be bribed, dared or loosely entered into.

Month one of “the year of the vegan”

News outlets are abuzz with the promise of new vegan products, celebs, and services and how that is somehow a fresh affirmation that our world is one turn closer to being fully free from animal use.

What About: “No-Kill” Eggs?

The reason for these advancements is not a sense of justice – because that can only mean going vegan – but is primarily driven by economics.

Vegandale Brewery offers the ultimate vegan night out

This brewpub helps veganism shed its stay-home-and-eat-tofu stereotype.

Don’t blame vegans for the shame you feel about using animals

The shame Carly Lewis claims veganism casts over her is more likely the ghosts of moral uncertainty, spectres that are more likely fish than cows, wondering how morality can possibly be used as ammunition in favour of murder.