[WATCH] Rescue centre treating injured seal that visited Table View beach bar
On Tuesday night, the seal stopped traffic near Blouberg beach after it waddled its way onto dry land - on the other side of the road.
The seal paid a visit to Table View beachfront's popular bar, Pakalolo, and banged its flippers on their door - seemingly in search of food and water.
Staff at the Hout Bay Seal Rescue Centre safely transported the seal to their facilities where the sea animal has been recovering.
The seal is being treated for dehydration and is currently on antibiotics. The centre says he is struggling to eat.
Staff will continue to monitor the seal and rehabilitate him until he can be safely released.
In all his years working along the beachfront, Pakalolo's owner, Michael, says he's never had such a peculiar encounter.
Michael described to CapeTalk what transpired outside his establishment's doors earlier this week.
There was a seal. It came from the beach over the six lanes... up a one-metre ramp and made its way straight to our restaurant's entrance door.Michael, Owner - Pakalolo beach bar
He stood up and banged his flippers against the door, almost as if he was saying 'Let me in, let me in!'Michael, Owner - Pakalolo beach bar
I was inside filming it. I couldn't believe it. We have never seen such a thing!Michael, Owner - Pakalolo beach bar
He says Pakalolo hopes to fundraise for the seal rescue organisation in the future.
You can support the Hout Bay Seal Rescue Centre with a small donation and help them to continue with their work.
Donations can be made to:
Hout Bay Seal Rescue Centre
First National Bank
Account Number: 628 464 01579
Branch Code: 255355
SWIFT Code: FIRNZAJJ
Listen to Pakalolo's owner chat to Mike Wills:
Justin Chadwick (Citrus Growers' Association) says it's all thanks to the perceived immune-boosting attraction of Vitamin C.Read More
Bruce Whitfield interviews Whitey Basson who says it's just not good enough for govt to say the ban will be lifted but not when.Read More
The Cape Town Attorneys Association (CTAA) says the Cape Town Deeds Office has failed to comply with a court ruling ordering it to function optimally.Read More
The Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries (DEFF) has denied allegations that abalone poachers operate with impunity in the Overberg region.Read More
Health Minister Zweli Mkhize has warned of a second wave of Covid-19 if South Africans don't change their behaviour.Read More
"Homelessness is increasing," says Zahid Badroodien of the City of Cape Town. "We provide assistance but ever more people refuse."Read More
According to Tracker SA's crime data recorded between July 2019 and June 2020, hijackings are on the rise across the country...Read More
"It’s not rational to allow packed taxis, but not a glass of wine in a controlled environment," says Francois Rossouw.Read More
Eskom and the SIU want to recoup R3.8 billion lost to corruption from former Eskom execs and members of the Gupta family.Read More
Founder and Chairman at Gift of the Givers Imtiaz Sooliman says cash will be most beneficial for Beirut .Read More