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PHOTOS: Seal nudges swimmer in Cornwall

PHOTOS: Seal nudges swimmer in Cornwall

Published by Emma Carton at 8:28am 27th July 2018. (Updated at 2:07pm 27th July 2018)

A woman has described the 'wow' moment a seal nudged her in the back as she was swimming in the sea in Cornwall.

Terry Pellow from Mylor Bridge was heading out to the buoys at Flushing when it flipped her legs up!

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The seal that nudged a swimmer in the back was spotted just metres from the shore at Flushing

She said she was scared to start off with, because she did not know what had touched her.

However, Terry got the surprise of her life when a little seal's head appeared above the surface!

She got in touch with Pirate FM, describing it as a scary but 'wow' experience.

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Crowds on the beach at Flushing rushed to take photos as a seal surprised swimmers close to the shore

Photos: Rachel Hosking

"I swam out to the blue buoy and something solid flipped my legs up. I turned around and got nudged in the back.

"It felt creepy as I couldn't see what it was so I started swimming back to the beach when up pops a head; oh hello little seal! I thought no one is going to believe this".

Terry added that a bloke was yelling because he was being frightened, as the animal eyeballed swimmers.

"I don't know how seals are supposed to behave but this one just wanted to play.

"Everyone on the beach had seen him by now and have got the kids on the edge. How amazing!"

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