Fur seal becomes stranded in Australian paddock
A New Zealand fur seal has been returned to the ocean after being found in a cow paddock in rural Australia.
The animal was spotted emerging from a creek near the coastal town of Bega, 420km (260 miles) south of Sydney, on Tuesday.
Wildlife and council officers captured the "tired" marine mammal before releasing it in a nearby river mouth.
After being hunted nearly to extinction in the 19th century, the species is now thriving in protected breeding grounds.
The National Parks and Wildlife Service said the seal appeared calm as it swam back into the sea.
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