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Seal washes up on Virginia Beach Oceanfront

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Posted at 8:52 PM, Mar 18, 2013
and last updated 2013-03-18 20:52:58-04

Virginia Beach, Va. –If you‘ve been to Virginia Beach recently, you may have seen someone other than tourists lounging on the beach!

Some say they’ve seen a seal popping up on the Beach in several different spots over the last few days.

This kind of activity is normal for seals experts say. Sometimes they just like a change of scenery and want to hang out a little.

The Virginia Aquarium Stranding Response Team evaluated the seal and it seems to be healthy they say.

The team will observe it for the next 21-48 hours.

Please be aware that this is a wild animal and it should not be approached by people or pets.

If you spot a seal, please keep a safe distance and report it to authorities.