Baby seal outside Talk of the Town nightclub on Herne Bay seafront
Seal outside Talk of the
Town in Herne Bay
by Chris Price
This curious pup has given a new meaning to clubbing seals –
after ending up outside a Herne Bay nightspot this morning.
The picture was taken in front of Talk of the Town nightclub on
the seafront at about 9am.
Onlookers were mystified at how far the creature had gone from
The seal crossed a busy road and travelled about 50 yards from
the beach to outside the club doors.
British Divers Marine Life Rescue, Kent Police and Herne Bay
Coastguard arrived soon after and released the seal back in the sea
from Hampton Pier at 10.38am.
Emma Gatfield, of Herne Court on Central Parade, took the photo
of the animal, which was apparently unimpressed with the town’s
The 24-year-old said: "It just looked really confused and was
laying there quietly. It didn’t look distressed. I just don’t
understand how he got over there.
"It is a baby but it is quite chunky for a baby seal. Lots of
people were taking pictures but we have left it now."
Coastguard watch officer Rebecca Polden said: "The animal was
put in a cage and returned to the sea safe and well."
To see more pictures of the seal rescue, pick up this
week's Herne Bay Gazette.
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