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Marc N
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Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:21 am

You may remember the Leopard Seal that sometimes frequents Auckland Harbour and other Leopard Seals elsewhere.

There don't appear to have been any attacks on humans, but I saw this photo and was reminded that these are very large predators.

And should be avoided, no petting.

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awondering
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Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:30 pm

I find all seals a bloody nuisance when fishing


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Hairy Little Dwarf
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Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:14 pm

Only seen one Leopard on the beach up here and it looked like an oversize evil snake - Not at all like the cutesy fur seals we get on the rocks.

Did a launch in the dark from Tutukaka last year and it wasn't until I got back I saw the big DOC sign saying "Lookout for the Bitey Thing on the beach". It wasn't there when I landed, presume it was out scoffing penguins.
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