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Seal tangled in G-string at Lovers Leap

Mon July 30, 2012 7:01am

NEW Zealand conservation rangers have saved a seal tangled in a G-string near the Lovers Leap cliffs in Otago.

Authorities were called by a worried member of the public who saw the struggling seal with something caught around its neck last week.

Walking for an hour and scrambling up a 230-metre cliff, marine ranger Jim Fyfe finally caught up with the seal and was surprised to find it tangled in the underwear.

"We got it early enough," he told the Otago Daily Times.

"Quite possibly, given that it was fabric, it would have rotted off, but you can never tell."

The local man who initially spotted the seal, David Johnston, advised people discarding an item that "if it forms a loop, cut it".

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