Port Fairy's rogue Australian Fur Seal, which bit a woman and chased an ambulance officer, has skipped town.
On Wednesday wildlife officers from the department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning arrived in Port Fairy with the plan of capturing and relocating the seal to Cape Otway.
Port Fairy police Sergeant Jason Puschenjak said the seal had been hanging around the town's boat ramp for the past month.
"We were going to move it but it's moved on," he said.
The seal came to public notice after biting a woman on a leg, who was cleaning fish, and then chasing an ambulance officer who came to her assistance.
Sergeant Puschenjak said barriers had been put around the boat ramp cleaning table in an effort to stop the seal worrying people.
A 68-year-old woman was taken to Warrnambool Base Hospital after being bitten above a knee about 5pm on Saturday, March 23.
Footage shot by Will Symons shows an Ambulance Victoria officer running away from the aggressive seal at the boat ramp.
Footage was taken only moments before the woman was attacked.
DELWP officers warned the public in early March not to approach or feed seals, following reports of a seal harassing people at Port Fairy.
DELWP said then the large male Australian Fur Seal was the latest seal to pose a public safety issue along the south-west coastline.
DELWP Barwon South West senior forest and wildlife officer Ian Westhorpe said the seal was residing around the Port Fairy boat ramp on Battery Lane.
He said said the seal had developed a dependence on humans after repeatedly feeding on the fish scraps discarded by anglers.
"There have been a number of instances where the seal has aggressively approached anglers as they unload their catch from boats," Mr Westhorpe said.
"The seal, which is estimated to weigh around 100 kilograms, has also grabbed fish from anglers on the jetty.
"These mammals have sharp teeth and can move quickly, which means they have the potential to inflict serious injury on humans and pets.
"This is a prime example of how wild seals can become dependent on humans and lose the ability to hunt for their own food."
Mr Westhorpe said it was illegal for people to feed seals and fines could be issued.
"Don't approach or feed the seals, and ensure dogs are kept on a lead at a 50-metre distance at all times," he said.
"Feeding seals leads to them losing their fear of humans, which puts them at risk of being struck by moving vessels or becoming entangled in fishing line and hooks."
Under the Wildlife (Marine Mammals) Regulations 2009, the offence of feeding a seal carries a $242 on the spot fine, and a maximum fine of up to $3223.80.