Injured seal on way to recovery

STAY AWAY: Don't get too close to this seal. Picture: @portfairypics Instagram

STAY AWAY: Don't get too close to this seal. Picture: @portfairypics Instagram

PEOPLE have been asked to stay away from a small seal recovering from injuries at Port Fairy's Martin Point.

Port Fairy police S​enior Constable Glenn McDuff ​said police had received a number of calls about the seal.

"A lot of people​ have been​ ringing police in relation to a small seal ​that ​appears to be injured​," he said.

​"The seal has taken up residency at Martin Port. It suns itself during the day and has a bit of a swim around during the evening.

​"Wildlife officers ​are aware of ​the seal and his condition​. They have advised people to stay clear​ and​ let nature take its course​.

​"Through observation the seal appears to be recovering well," Senior Constable McDuff said.

The wildlife.vic.gov.au website explains that no one should approach within 30 metres of a seal on land even if the person is in the water, dogs are not permitted within 50 metres and it is illegal to touch or feed a seal.