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Walker makes grisly find near Great Yarmouth Asda

13:41 04 March 2013

Dog walker Janet McManus spotted this dead seal while walking in Great Yarmouth

Dog walker Janet McManus spotted this dead seal while walking in Great Yarmouth

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A dog walker was shocked after she spotted a dead seal on a river bank near Great Yarmouth train station.

Janet McManus was walking with her two dogs on a path alongside the railway line yesterday (Sunday), not far from Asda car park, when she noticed the body.

She sent this picture to the Mercury as she was puzzled as to how the seal got to its final resting place.

She said: “I don’t know how the heck it got there. It’s right next to where you’re walking, it’s only about four foot down from the track. I just thought it was a bit strange to see a seal there.”

The 64 year old from Belton guessed that the animal may have swam up the river and got trapped when the tide went out.

Have you seen dead or alive seals in unusual places? Leave your comments below.

3 comments

  • there is a lot of litter behind the river wall & around the area. it's a sad sight to see. it wouldn't suprise me if the seal choked on some, mistaking it for food.

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    a.marjoram

    Friday, March 8, 2013

  • When walking a simalar route, last summer to Burgh Castle from Yarmouth (along the river) me and my boyfriend also found the remains of a seal. We could only assume it may have been caught under a boat and washed up. It's location did seem a little bizzare. It would be interesting to see why this might be happening.

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    Jade_Alicia

    Thursday, March 7, 2013

  • There used to be a seal that lived in reedham. he used to sunbathe on the legs of reedham swingbridge.

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    timmy_two_sheds

    Monday, March 4, 2013

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