Tuesday 9 October 2012

Seen in Hout Bay, a Leopard Seal!

I saw this on the Hout Bay marina myself, for sure I stayed away from the creature!

A Trevour Hardaker photo, many thanks for its use.

Quite unlike our local Cape Fur Seals which are a lot darker in colour. The seal was seen on both the ABC marina where it is in this photo but also on the HBYC marina where I saw it too.

http://www.zestforbirds.co.za/leopardseal01.html copy and paste this link to Google.

Africa's 5th Leopard Seal!
Text and photos by: Trevor Hardaker

On Wednesday, 17 August 2005, a Leopard Seal Hydrurga leptonyx was located in the Hout Bay harbour area near to Cape Town. Based on available information, there are 4 previous records of this species on the continent - one previously at Hout Bay (story continues,use the above link to read it)

Use the link for the full story and more pictures!