By Ross Findon
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
The seal on Ventnor beach. All pictures courtesy of Arron Swaffer.
AN UNUSUAL visitor caused a stir on Ventnor beach today (Wednesday).
Isle of Wight filmmaker Arron Swaffer, of The Nutters Productions, spotted this seal close to Ventnor bandstand.
"It bounced up on to the shingle on Ventnor beach, a very rare sight.
"He or she seemed quite friendly, coming right up close to the odd few who were on the beach at the time. A small crowd gathered and a group of local builders even jumped down from the scaffolding on the hotel across the road to come and have a look.
"The seal stayed for a few minutes posing happily for photographs and then ventured back into the sea," said Arron, of Shanklin.
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by matthew eldridge
28th March 2014, at 09:21:26
probally couldnt get planning permission to stay
by Jack Woodford
27th March 2014, at 11:30:08
Luckily it has the good sense to get back in the sea before a Ventnor Blog correspondent turned up to try and embroil it in a conspiracy theory.
by lulu arnold
27th March 2014, at 07:27:38
They have come to this place from time to time and become quite tame , lovely to see one again , hope he or she stays a little while I remember the dolphin a few years ago near the shore in Ventnor .
by Baz Taylor
26th March 2014, at 18:10:14
by Andy Hawkins
26th March 2014, at 16:57:12
by Dennis Moor
26th March 2014, at 16:43:04
Thought better of it seeing how much the parking costs!
by J Jones
26th March 2014, at 16:41:30
Maybe it came inshore to comment on the proposed tidal energy centre...
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