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    Lost seal stops traffic in Melbourne
    Updated Sun Sep 9, 2012 1:46am AEST


    Seal wanders onto Melbourne street - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)


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    MELBURNIANS are not the only ones exhausted by the city's stormy weather.

    A sunbaking fur seal has spent a night recuperating in Melbourne Zoo after defying a police rescue and twice parking itself on a busy seaside road yesterday.

    The young male New Zealand fur seal spent a night sleeping in Melbourne zoo's pool and was still fast asleep when keepers checked on him this morning, says Melbourne Zoo vet Dr Michael Lynch.

    "He looks like a very tired seal that's been battling strong seas," he said. "New Zealand fur seals are generally more relaxed than Australian fur seals, but he's not as bright as I would have hoped today." Dr Lynch said the seal looked in good condition. He hopes the seal is simply exhausted from the stormy weather and will be able to return to the wild after resting.

    Police initially closed Beach Road when the seal landed itself at Middle Park just after 7am on Saturday (AEST). Senior Constable Katie Shore, Constable Greg Green and Sergeant Nitsa Tsilfidis tried to herd the seal back to sea, but had to call a Wildlife Rescue Victoria officer for help after it fled and got stuck on top of a stone wall.

    They managed to get the seal back in the water just before 9am, but it returned to the road less than an hour later. Melbourne Zoo staff later arrived and captured the seal. Dr Lynch said it was possible the seal had come into calmer waters for a rest when it beached itself. It is likely the young seal had recently left its mother and was still adjusting to an independent lifestyle.
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    source: Rescued fur seal recuperates in Melbourne Zoo | Perth Now



    A seal makes its way back on the beach and in Port Phillip Bay. Picture: Chris Scott Source: Herald Sun


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    A seal made its way onto Beaconsfield Parade, Middle Park, which triggered police to close down the road in both directions. Picture: Chris Scott Source: Herald Sun
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    I'm so dumb I thought it was the singer Seal at first when I read the title - cute little seal though hope its okay

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    Aww, he's fine. He's getting rest at the Melbourne Zoo, but I can't find pictures of that.
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    OMG, I thought it was going to be Seal directing traffic, too. This is so much better - I'm so glad the little guy is OK.
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    Quote Originally Posted by choozen1ne View Post
    I'm so dumb I thought it was the singer Seal at first when I read the title - cute little seal though hope its okay
    i thought the same thing~
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    Aw man, I thought Seal had gotten drunk and was acting a fool in Oz.
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    "New Zealand fur seals are generally more relaxed than Australian fur seals, but he's not as bright as I would have hoped today."
    Well of course he's not as bright, he IS from New Zealand!

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    Quote Originally Posted by choozen1ne View Post
    I'm so dumb I thought it was the singer Seal at first when I read the title - cute little seal though hope its okay
    Me too!
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    Aww!! What a cute story!
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    Cute seal

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    OMG it's just too much cuteness! I fucking love seal's they are adorable
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    I thought you meant this seal



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    Shades of Prince Randian!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jazzy View Post
    I thought you meant this seal



    Good lord, Jazzy! That's disturbing! Where did you find that picture?
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