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Seal with Eel out its nose

December 10, 2018

An Hawaiian monk seal has been photographed with a spotted eel dangling from its nose.

Apparently researchers say the phenomenon has been seen a handful of times in the past few years.

Researchers say “we might never know” how the eel came to be stuck in the endangered mammals mouth but they have their suspicions.

“Hawaiian monk seals forage by shoving their mouth and nose into the crevasses of coral reefs, under rocks, or into the sand,” a marine scientist said.

“They are looking for prey that likes to hide, like eels. This may be a case of an eel that was cornered trying to defend itself or escape.

“Alternatively, the seal could have swallowed the eel and regurgitated it so that the eel came out the wrong way.”

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Is the seal alright?

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yucky that is disgusting.

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is it alive?

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is it ok???????

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is it alright????

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Snake is up the seal nose
Ty

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That is gross

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How can it breathe with the eel in its nose

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I thought it was snot. Yuck yuck yuck, yuckety yuck yuck

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WOW that cool

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That’s weird

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I thought the eel looked like a snake

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Gross

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how will it get out? the back end :3

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Haha

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yuck

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That’s so sweet I hope it is good

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looks strange

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So odd

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O wow that is the oddest thing in the entire world (well that in know) well how did it get in there anyway?

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That is so yuck

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Funny

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How did that happen

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thats so weird

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How did the eel get inside.Did the seal survive breathing??

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yuck! Discusding.

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how did it get in there

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This is the most weirdest the I have seen in my life by someone

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this is the most weirdest thing I have seen in my life but it's funny by someone

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so weard

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Is the seal okay?

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weird but cool

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amazing wow ph wow

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