Seal seeking solitude saved from prying eyes

2016-01-03 16:52
Elephant seal (Picture: AFP)

Elephant seal (Picture: AFP)

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An elephant seal who went looking for some me-time, but instead found unwanted fame, was assisted by sea rescue crews in Jeffreys Bay, the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) said on Sunday.

"An elephant seal, not normally found in the area... was on the beach at Aston Bay, [on Saturday]," said spokesperson Craig Lambinon in a statement.

"[It] appeared to be... harassed by curious bystanders."

With the help of a team from Bayworld, the NSRI team managed to load the seal onto a bakkie.

It was transported to the "quieter" Paradise Beach area, close to the Krom River.

And the seal, not injured, was left to continue on its day, Lambinon said.

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