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Seal spotted enjoying heatwave on Dover Marina

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Original article from Kent Live

A seal was sighted soaking in the rays of Kent's heatwave this afternoon (June 22).

The blubbery mammal was seen lounging near the water on Dover Marina, seemingly content to enjoy the heat that the UK has bathed in over recent days.

Like many of us wish we could, the seal seems to just be content to enjoy itself – though there's something slightly sassy about the way it looks to the camera in the clip above.

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The sighting of a seal is a slightly strange one for this time of year, however – as seals usually aren't summertime visitors to Kent.

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In fact, according to the Sandwich and Pegwell Bay nature reserve website, the time for seal-spotting on the Kent coast is usually in the winter.

Usually seals return to land to give birth to pups in the Autumn, so to see a seal sat out in the open on such a hot and bright day is more than a little odd.

If you do spot a seal, treat them with respect – as though they look cute, they are wild animals and by no means should be treated with disregard.

The advice from CountryFile is to keep your distance – about 20m is advised, keep your dogs on leads, and don't come between a seal and the sea.

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