Not every seal is lucky enough to live near a seafood restaurant.
Or maybe that’s how a seal in Ireland worked out his living arrangements — ensuring the most important amenity of all is within crawling distance.
In any case, this seal’s daily shimmy for fresh fish, as seen in a video posted to YouTube this week, is remarkably convenient.
He just crawls out of Howth harbor, crosses the two-lane street — it’s cool, people have come to expect the seal named Sammy and keep an eye out for him — and then it’s a beggar’s banquet at The Lighthouse Seafood Restaurant.
Well, most of the time, at least. In this clip, a restaurant employee tries to steer Sammy back into the harbor with a chair.
That’s not going to work.
So the man does what he’s likely had to do for ages to get Sammy to go back home. He throws a fish from the restaurant back into the harbor.