Seal attacks surfers in rare encounter
An aggressive seal bit a surfer and knocked another man off his board at a popular Sydney beach in a “freak occurrence”. Nathan Shepherd underwent surgery on his arm after the fur seal leaped out of the water and bit him at Shelly Beach in Manly. Lifeguard Victoria O’Halloran said the seal “was incredibly aggressive”. An hour earlier the seal had knocked another surfer off his board and sunk its teeth into the board.