Tourist snaps photo of seal being chased from Irish fish shop

By Ben Hooper Contact the Author   |  Nov. 22, 2017 at 11:29 AM
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Nov. 22 (UPI) -- A visitor to an Irish town captured a photo of local celebrity Sammy the Seal being chased out of a fish store after trying to steal a snack.

Derek Byrne tweeted a photo he snapped on a seaside road in Wicklow, Ireland, when he spotted a fish shop employee chasing a large seal across the street.

"Just witnessed this giant seal being chased out the door of a fishmongers shop in Wicklow town," Byrne wrote.

Commenters informed Byrne that Sammy the Seal is a local celebrity in Wicklow and is famous for making near-daily treks across the road to attempt to steal from The Lighthouse, a fish store and seafood restaurant.

The store has employed several measures to ward off the thieving seal, including once chasing the animal with a large photo of U.S. President Donald Trump.

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