A baby seal which appears to have been washed up in a car park in Wales is being nursed back to health by vets.
Officials from the RSPCA found the young pup in a poor state outside the RNLI's boathouse in Borth, Cardiganshire, west Wales.
Collection officer William Galvin said he believed the seal had come up from the beach, crossed the road and then into the car park. Words: Press Association.
He said: "It had a few injuries. It was obviously in distress and looked very thin.
"There were no signs of its parents looking for him."
An RSPCA spokeswoman said the animal, which was found on October 4, was now being looked after at a rehabilitation centre. Words: PA
It is expected it will remain for "some months" until ready to be released back into the wild.
She added: "If you find a seal pup that looks fit and healthy and shows no signs of distress, monitor it first from a safe distance for 24 hours.
"Please don't touch seal pups, as they can give a nasty bite, and keep dogs and other animals away from them.
"If the mother does not return within 24 hours, or you think that the pup is sick or injured - please keep a safe distance and call our 24-hour advice and cruelty line on 0300 1234 999."
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