Giant seal dents vehicle hood while roaming Australian neighborhood

The seal has already made its mark in Newstead, climbing on to a auto to leave large dents and a broken windscreen in its wake.

The Australian fur seal, dubbed "Lou-Seal" by Tasmanian police, was discovered on a street in the Launceston suburb of Newstead on Monday. There's a seal on the loose in the suburbs of Tasmania.

Found on Penquite Road the seal didn't take lightly to a resident's vehicle, deciding to hop on top and make its presence known.

Oof. Seals are beyond hilarious, but we've never felt sorrier for an inanimate object than we have at this moment because cars simply weren't built for this kind of burden.

He's optimistic that any damage to the cars can be repaired.

"There's actually a waterway, river outlet across the road from where he is, which is how we believe he's actually made his way into suburbia".

This is not the first time that a seal had been spotted in the neighbourhood.

Tasmania Police and parks officials were called to "secure and relocate a large seal" that made its way into suburban Newstead, and onto a auto. Residents were advised to steer clear of the animal to avoid agitating it.

He was "collected" by police and Parks and Wildlife officers. They added he will be released back into the wild after a medical check-up.

"Tasmania Police thank the public for staying at a safe distance", a spokesperson said in a statement.

"At this time of year, it's not unusual for us to locate fur seals in rather odd locations", she said.

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