Wildlife

Weymouth celebrity seal still making waves and friends in the town

Weymouth estate agent describes 'euphoric' moment of swimming with playful Sammy the seal.
A Weymouth estate agent has described his unexpected experience of swimming with a friendly seal as ‘euphoric’.
The marine mammal affectionately known as ‘Sammy’ first turned up at the town’s Greenhill beach over a month ago. Since then, the seal has taken on celebrity status, capturing the hearts of local residents, becoming popular with photographers, and even appearing on local BBC and ITV news.

Over the past week, a rota of volunteer marshals has been drawn up to take it in turns to look after Sammy’s well-being. It would also appear that love is in the air - 'Sammy' has recently found a mate who he also brings ashore for a spot of rest and sunbathing.

Ten days ago, Rob Wilson, a co-director at Wilson & Tominey Estate agents told BBC Radio Solent's Dorset Breakfast Show he had the surprise of his life when he took his daily morning dip in the sea.