New Zealander Annette Swoffer got the surprise of her life when she found a baby seal in her kitchen, who later began to snooze on her couch, the New Zealand Herald reports.
According to the report, the seal wandered from the bay waterfront, through a residential area, across busy roads, under a gate, through a cat door, and up some stairs before he was found at around 9:30 p.m.
“I thought ‘I’m hallucinating, this is just wrong,’” Swoffer told the paper. “Then it looks at me with those huge brown eyes. It was so cute…”
Swoffer then called the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA), who called the Department of Conservation. According to a report by Stuff.co.nz, the department was already looking for the pup.
When biodiversity program manager Chris Clark came to pick up the animal, he told Swoffer he’d been looking for the seal all afternoon and that it had likely just been weaned from its mother.
If I am reincarnated as a seal, I’m so pulling this. “So long, suckers. I’m napping on a couch and watching some Shortland Street!” But WAIT there’s more. According to the Daily Mail, “The cheeky seal wasn’t done, however, and while being driven down to the harbour for release, managed to break free and wriggle onto the front seat of the van, turning on the radio in the process.” I love this little guy.