Seal stops off for a visit to Selsey East Beach

The seal which spent time on the beach at Selsey CONTRIBUTED PIC credit Ian Threlkeld
The seal which spent time on the beach at Selsey CONTRIBUTED PIC credit Ian Threlkeld

A WELCOME whiskered visitor turned up on the beach at Selsey this week.

A seal was found languishing on Selsey’s East Beach in the sun.

Residents think it might be Trevor the seal, who arrived on the beach in Seaford in May before deciding to carry on his swim down 
the Solent.

Ian Threlkeld, who lives on East Beach Road, Selsey, said: “As far as I’m aware it has been around the area for about two weeks now.

“It was on East Beach on Thursday and seems to be making its way down to Pagham Harbour.

“Fishermen see the seals quite often around the area.”

Posting on Twitter, 
@SelseyTownTeam said: “Trevor the seal is still in residence at East Beach. Obviously he’s taken quite a shine to Seal Island.

“We think he just fancied some Selsey crab.”

@DonnaMTomlinson said: “Seal on the beach again. Privileged or what to live here in #Selsey?”

The seal is believed to be a common seal, which might have arrived on the beaches to moult.

The town is well-known for its seals, with the name Selsey thought to derive from the Saxon name Seals-ey.