Baby Seal Breaks Into Home and Falls Asleep On Couch

Who doesn’t love a nice nap on the couch? Apparently, so do seals in New Zealand! Annette Swoffer got the surprise of her life when she found a baby seal in her kitchen, who later fell asleep on her couch.

According to the New Zealand Herald, the seal had made its way from the Welcome Bay waterfront, through the suburb’s residential area, across busy Welcome Bay Rd, up a slip road, along Ms Swoffer’s long driveway, under a gate, through the cat door and up some stairs before he was found in the kitchen!


“I was in my office and I heard an awful racket down below… I thought the cats have brought a rabbit or something in so I went down and had a look – and there’s a seal in my kitchen,” said Ms. Swoffer.

The seal pup then eased past Ms Swoffer’s dog and cats before making himself at home on a couch and attempting to snuggle in for the night.

With police help, she eventually managed to coax it into a net and then release it into the Tauranga Harbor.