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The Dinghy Stealing Seal

The Dinghy Stealing Seal
I was trolling through the Google avenues when I came across this article about a seal that took up residence in a dinghy of a couple that were honeymooning on an island. When I saw the photo, I snorted my Kenco Coffee  that I’d just served myself up from our AquAid Compact Boiler and narrowly missed electrocuting myself in the process.

From the article in The Telegraph:

A newly-wed couple were stranded on a remote island three miles from the mainland when a giant bull seal climbed into their inflatable dinghy and refused to budge for four days.

Eddie Stebbings, 35, and his bride Bee Bueche, 36, spent their first three months of married life together with a colony of Atlantic grey seals on Skomer Island off the Pembrokeshire coast.

But their wildlife adventure took an unexpected turn when a giant seal took up residence in the dinghy they used to reach the mainland.

Eddie and Bee were married in August and returned to the windswept island where they are wildlife wardens just in time for the seal pupping season.

Eddie said: “One morning in October the seal flopped itself into the boat.

“It refused to budge for four days and was at one point joined by another seal.

“He was about four times my weight, eight foot long and clearly not worried about people coming close to him.”

The couple chose to spend their honeymoon on one of Britain’s most remote islands, which they shared with over 400 adult seals.

Have another gander at the weight of this cubby chappy! Almost makes me feel good about my weight issues. (Then again, I don’t live in the icy cold water which would justify extra warm keeping blubber).

*Sigh* Oh well, guess I’ll just take another schlurp of my coffee … and where’s that Danish that I asked for?!

Photo: CATERS



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