Salmon-loving seal is spotted fishing in river
A SEAL was filmed swimming in the river Wye earlier this week by perplexed locals.
The mammal was spotted catching salmon on a stretch of water near the Old Wye Bridge in Chepstow.
The river is considered to be one of the best for salmon fishing in England and Wales.
Juliette, an employee at Panevino Italian restaurant, said she saw the seal on Tuesday at around 10.30am.
She said: “The seal tends to be seen at the tide turning times and then early evening.”
The seal’s return trips have become not-to-bemissed events in the region.
“He comes here very frequently to catch salmon under the Old Wye Bridge. He was swimming back and forth, and once he gets his salmon he leaves, but I have no idea of where he goes.
“He is black and shiny and looks like a whale,” said the restaurant team member.
Many seals have been caught swimming in UK rivers – but people are warned not to approach them. This comes after the tragic episode of a seal being shot in the river Wye last year.
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