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'I couldn't believe what I was seeing': Baby seal spotted on Felixstowe beach

PUBLISHED: 07:52 16 August 2018 | UPDATED: 07:56 16 August 2018

A young seal pup was photographed on Felixstowe beach Picture: SOPHIE HENDIN

A young seal pup was photographed on Felixstowe beach Picture: SOPHIE HENDIN

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Beachgoers were treated to a rare sight in Felixstowe when a baby seal was spotted among the pebbles.

The young pup was spotted in the Landguard area Picture: SOPHIE HENDINThe young pup was spotted in the Landguard area Picture: SOPHIE HENDIN

Photographer Sophie Hendin captured some shots of the young pup in the Landguard area on Tuesday.

Sophie said she called the RSPCA and the animal welfare charity said the pup had been checked by an officer and was fine.

She said: “I kept my distance from the seal pup and zoomed in with my iPhone camera.

“I called the RSPCA to notify them and they said that other people had called and the seal had been checked by an inspector and all was OK.

The sighting was reported to the RSPCA Picture: SOPHIE HENDINThe sighting was reported to the RSPCA Picture: SOPHIE HENDIN

“The seal was gone next day so mum must have come back for it.

“It was a wonderful experience to see the seal pup in Felixstowe. I couldn’t believe what I was seeing at first.

“I have seen adult seals on the banks of the Orwell and Deben but never on the beaches of Felixstowe.”

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