Seal eats dog as he fetches ducks

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A PET owner watched in hor­ror as his beloved dog was eaten – by a SEAL.

Matthew Will, 21, had taken his labrador Fly to the beach to shoot ducks, which his dog would fetch from the wa­ter.

But the three-year-old pooch was sud­denly dragged un­der the wa­ter by the large grey beast as he swam for one bird.

Matthew ran into the wa­ter to try and save him but it was too late and Fly had suf­fered fatal in­juries.

The dog died af­ter be­ing at­tacked in the sea near New­burgh, Aberdeen­shire.

Matthew, of In­verugie, Peter­head, said: “There was a sud­den thrash­ing and howl­ing in the wa­ter. The seal was more than twice the size of the dog.

“Fly’s hind legs were crushed, his rib cage smashed and his left eye torn out.

“He was pour­ing with blood and in agony.”

Lo­cal en­vi­ron­men­tal­ists say at­tacks by seals were very rare and un­usual.

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