Seal spotted lounging on Scarborough sands

A relaxed-looking seal was spotted on the beach at Scarborough this morning.

The seal (North Yorkshire Police)

The animal was thought to be resting on the sand next to the slipway, and did not seem hurt or distressed.

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Local police officers attended the scene to establish that the seal was healthy and happy.

A seal was also spotted lying on the beach at South Bay on Wednesday.