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Seal turns up in Lincolnshire back garden


A homeowner in Lincolnshire received the shock of her life when she found a seal chilling out on the back patio of her house in Billinghay.

The seal – known as Dandy – had climbed up a riverbank to enter the garden. The mammal has previous for adventurous antics – it had disrupted a paddleboarding lesson on the River Witham in Boston last September, when it climbed on the back of a board.

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The seal climbed on to a paddleboard on the River Witham in September.

PC Martin Green, from Lincolnshire Police's Wildlife Team, said a friend had called him up to say ‘his mum had woken up and found the seal on the patio'.

RSPCA personnel inspects the seal – which had moved on to the garden lawn – and, after confirming it was healthy, helped return it to the water.

Photo credit: Lincolnshire Police and Yellowbelly SUP School

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Mark Evans
Mark Evans
Scuba Diver's Editorial Director Mark Evans has been in the diving industry for nearly 25 years, and has been diving since he was just 12 years old. nearly 40-odd years later and he is still addicted to the underwater world.
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