Posted by: lifeboatlady | 07/08/2015

Bull Seal Joins the RNLI

The little open boat at St David’s RNLI station is normally used to transport the volunteer crew to their Tamar class all weather lifeboat moored in the water whilst a new boathouse is being built for it.   But lately it has had another use for a different occupant.   A bull seal has taken up residence, and spends the days stretched out in the boat sunbathing.   He’s even been there when the boarding boat has been needed for a training exercise.  

The seal on the St Davids RNLI boarding boat. Credit Venture Jet (www.venturejet.co.uk)

The seal on the St Davids RNLI boarding boat. Credit Venture Jet (www.venturejet.co.uk)

Another favourite spot for the seal is on the Tamar’s mooring buoy  –  right above a “keep off” sign!

The RNLI St David’s Coxwain, Dai John, said usually the seal slides off and swims away when the crew get within about 20 metres, but sometimes he’s more assertive.    Then the crew has to work round him a little but, but he moves on pretty quickly.

Picture courtesy of Venture Jet (www.venturejet.co.uk)

 

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