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Seal with doglike feet spotted in Iceland

A strange seal was spotted on the shore by Straumur near Hafnarfjördur, outside Reykjavík, yesterday. Its front flippers were deformed, so they looked more like dog feet.

“I have turned sixty and I thought I knew a thing or two about animals, but I never knew seals could have feet,” eyewitness Gunnar Örn Gudmundsson, who took a picture of the seal, told Fréttabladid.

“I could hardly believe it when I took its picture. They looked like feet on a Labrador dog,” Gudmundsson said, adding he believed the seal had been very tired and was resting on the shore.

“I was only about one meter away when it started hissing at me, it was probably completely exhausted,” Gudmundsson explained.

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