Search

FREE GoGoDragon! stickers in today's EDP and Evening News!

Click here

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

Archant

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.

    Report this comment

    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.

    Report this comment

    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.

    Report this comment

    timmy_two_sheds

    Monday, March 4, 2013

The views expressed in the above comments do not necessarily reflect the views of this site

Other News

Yesterday, 17:14
Police are investigating a burglary in Gorleston

Watches worth thousands of pounds were stolen in a burglary in Gorleston this morning.

Yesterday, 16:38
Photo: Steve Adams

A 22-year-old man remains in custody after he was arrested following an incident in Caister.

Yesterday, 13:48
Around 100 square metres of grassland was set alight. Photo: Submitted

Police are appealing for witnesses after arsonists set fire to grassland in Fritton Woods.

Yesterday, 13:24
Jonnie Bayfield has won £30,000 from the Sky Arts Scholarship. Picture: Submitted

An actor, writer and comedian has won a scholarship to complete a coming-of-age novel set in his childhood Norfolk town.

Most Read

Sunday, July 5, 2015
Wolfie the dog who died after eating palm oil washed up on the beach at Caister

Dog owners are being warned to be alert to palm oil on Norfolk’s beaches after a beloved family pet ate some and died.

Read more
Yesterday, 16:38
Photo: Steve Adams

A 22-year-old man remains in custody after he was arrested following an incident in Caister.

Read more
Yesterday, 17:14
Police are investigating a burglary in Gorleston

Watches worth thousands of pounds were stolen in a burglary in Gorleston this morning.

Read more
Yesterday, 13:24
Jonnie Bayfield has won £30,000 from the Sky Arts Scholarship. Picture: Submitted

An actor, writer and comedian has won a scholarship to complete a coming-of-age novel set in his childhood Norfolk town.

Read more
Yesterday, 13:48
Around 100 square metres of grassland was set alight. Photo: Submitted

Police are appealing for witnesses after arsonists set fire to grassland in Fritton Woods.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 17°C

min temp: 17°C

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Great Yarmouth Mercury e-edition today E-edition