A SWIMMER had to crawl from the sea with a randy seal on his back after it mistook him for a mate.
Rob Wilson, 50, was enjoying a morning dip when the amorous animal approached.
Rob said: “He wanted to play. But when I tried to swim back to the beach he climbed on to my back and put both front paws on my shoulders.
“It was a lot like a dog in season.
“I had to pull myself out by digging my hands into the sand.
“It was actually quite a euphoric feeling being so close to a wild animal like that.
“In a funny way it was a magical experience.
“Having said that, it forgot about me pretty quickly because I was running there a few days later and it was trying it on with a paddle boarder!”
The playful seal, nicknamed Sammy, has tried it on with several male swimmers at Weymouth, Dorset.
Coastguard Mark Fagg urged people to keep their distance.
He added: “I’m not sure of the mating ritual of a seal and I certainly don’t want to find out, clad in rubber or otherwise.”
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