A Common Seal pub, less than one week old, has been rescued from the golf course at St Helens Duver.
It was found uninjured on Saturday.
Bembrige Harbour Master and his crew informed the British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR) on the Isle of Wight.
A rescue team attended the scene and it was decided to transfer the animal temporarily to the local RSPCA Godshill Animal Centre in Merstone for a further in depth assessment.
It was then later transferred to the RSPCA Mallydams Wood Wildlife Centre in West Sussex, where it's being cared for until it's old and mature enough to be released back into the wild.
Speaking to Isle of Wight Radio, Stephan Voigt (Isle of Wight BDMLR Assistant Area Coordinator) said, "As the pup has been obviously separated from his mum, most likely due to some sort of human interference, chances for a successful reunification of mother and pup would have been very slim, in particular as the pup has been found inland and her mother was not seen to be close enough to this area, complicated by weather, tide, presence of dogs and humans as well as harbour traffic. Based on this scenario the best course of action was to administer first aid by warming the animal up, transferring it transferred quickly to Merstone, where it has been checked over again, received fluids for rehydration and has been treated for a minor local infection."
Nigel Dove (Isle of Wight BDMLR Area Coordinator and Marine Mammal Medic), Sandra Dove (BDMLR MMM), Dave Evans (BDMLR MMM) and Stephan Voigt (Isle of Wight BDMLR Assistant Area Coordinator and MMM) all helped to rescue the animal.