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Seal breaks into New Zealand home, traumatises cat and hangs out on couch

By Eva Corlett

19 Aug 2022 · 3 min read

Editor's Note

What would be your reaction if you found a baby seal in your home? For our post lunch lighter read, you can read about one family - and their cat - who had this exact encounter.

A curious young seal has been returned to the sea after breaking into a New Zealand home, harassing the resident cat, hanging about in the hallway for a couple of hours while the children slept upstairs, and miraculously ruining nothing.

The Ross family of Mt Maunganui were more than a little surprised to find the New Zealand fur seal in their home, which is about 150m from the shore, on Wednesday morning.

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