A baby seal wandered across a busy street and through a cat door to take a comfy nap on the couch of a New Zealander Annette Swoffer's home.
I was in my office and I heard an awful racket down below... I thought the cats have brought a rabbit or something in so I went down and had a look -- and there's a seal in my kitchen, Swoffer told The Bay of Plenty Times. I thought 'I'm hallucinating, this is just wrong'.
Dumb-founded, Swoffer called a neighbor to come and confirm what she couldn't believe.
She called the SPCA and could tell that they didn't immediately take her seriously.
They were giggling away and I'm saying 'I'm not drunk, I'm not lying', there's a seal in my house, she said.
The SPCA called the Department of Conservation rangers, who have been called to remove this friendly seal from people's homes, according to The New Zealand Herald.
When they get on to land, they don't have very good vision as their eyes are suited for the water. Possibly, it's seen a similarly dark cat and followed it through a cat flap and once inside it's made itself at home -- that would be the only reason I could see why it would go through the cat flap, Dr. Bruce Robertson, wildlife expert and Otago University senior lecturer, told The New Zealand Herald.