101 days ago

Stunned family loses prime beachside lunch spot to 'nosy' sea lion

Nicole Reporter from Dunedin News

A sun smart sea lion may have stolen a Dunedin family's picnic spot, but stopped short of stealing their lunch.

Nikita and Kenny Hau and their two young boys were about to eat at at Aramona, near Dunedin, on Monday when something emerged from the water.

"[The sea lion] wasn't being aggressive in anyway ... it was like he was being playful," Nikita Hau says.


- Always stay at least 20 metres away.

- Do not disturb seals or sea lions. Don't make loud noises or throw objects near them.

- Keep dogs and children under control around seals or sea lions.

- If you are concerned about the safety of a seal or sea lion, please call 0800 DOC HOT (0800 362 468).

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Show neighbours your photography snaps of Otago!

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Kia ora Otago, it's time to dust off that old camera, get out and about and show the rest of your neighbours your favourite, treasured spots in your region. It could be an awesome view, the shy wildlife or even the old buildings that are wanting their stories to be told.

Go ahead, get snapping and illustrate what's beyond your backyard.

Post your photographs in the comments below ⬇