It made its way into the spare room and on to a couch. ‘Oi, no!’ I said

We moved to Mount Maunganui, a small seaside community in New Zealand’s beautiful Bay of Plenty, 10 years ago for my husband Phil’s work as a marine biologist. I had seen seals around Pilot Bay, which is near here. Sometimes you see them out on the rocks, sunning themselves or playing – but usually in their own territory.

It was a dark winter morning in August this year when the seal came. At 5.50am, I left the house to go fitness training. I went down to the car parked in the driveway and heard a growl. I thought our ballsy cat, Coco, must have chased a dog under the car.

Continue reading…It made its way into the spare room and on to a couch. ‘Oi, no!’ I saidWe moved to Mount Maunganui, a small seaside community in New Zealand’s beautiful Bay of Plenty, 10 years ago for my husband Phil’s work as a marine biologist. I had seen seals around Pilot Bay, which is near here. Sometimes you see them out on the rocks, sunning themselves or playing – but usually in their own territory.It was a dark winter morning in August this year when the seal came. At 5.50am, I left the house to go fitness training. I went down to the car parked in the driveway and heard a growl. I thought our ballsy cat, Coco, must have chased a dog under the car. Continue reading…