Ann Page, 72, stepped out of her house and was amazed by the unexpected visitor she saw.
A real live seal was lying on the grass in her garden by at least 20 miles from the sea.
The woman went out into the garden to water the plants around 7:30 am. She does this every day, but this time things didn’t go according to plan.
The pensioner immediately noticed a large seal on her lawn.
“We just looked into each other’s eyes. I left my watering can and returned to the house. But then I went out again because I couldn’t believe what I was seeing,” Ann Page said.
The woman lives in Lincolnshire, her house is located at least 20 miles from the sea.
She suggests that the seal swam across the River Witham and then the River Skirth, which is 4 miles from Ann Page’s home.
Her son Rob came to the aid. He called the police, and soon police officer Martin Green, along with an employee of the Royal Society for the Protection of Animals, arrived at the house.
They took the seal from Ann Page’s garden and took it back to the sea.
“I would say that she weighed 60 – 70 kilograms. It was not easy to load her into the van,” said Martin Green.
He also noted that in 23 years of service in the police he met seals three times.
As it turned out later, a seal named Dandy arrived to sunbathe in Ann Page’s garden.
This is not the first curious case with her participation.
In 2020, she jumped on a woman’s surfboard while training in Boston, UK.