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Watch the Moment This Seal Jumps Right On The Back of a Paddle Board to Hitch a Ride
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Watch the Moment This Seal Jumps Right On The Back of a Paddle Board to Hitch a Ride

Watch a seal jump onto the back of a paddle board, hitching a ride with a family on the River Arun near Littlehampton in West Sussex.

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This is the moment a paddle boarding family in England had a shocking but happy encounter with a hitchhiking seal.

Daren Ford and Kerrie Rocket were paddling along the River Arun near Littlehampton in West Sussex when a playful seal swam up to the group and climbed right up onto Kerrie’s board.

Daren from Hayling Island in Hampshire was able to record the unusual encounter with his camera.

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Daren, a roofing company manager said they were five miles up the river and had dropped their boards in from the pontoon boat and were paddling for an hour or so.

“This was our first visit to this area and only my third time on a board,” he says. “We were chatting away oblivious that we were being followed by a seal.

“To our amazement the seal just started going from one board to another jumping on and relaxing!”