Fears gunshot injury may change leopard seal’s behaviour

A biologist observing a seal who may have been shot at the weekend says the injury could change the cheeky mammal’s behaviour forever.

 

Resident leopard seal Owha is a familiar face around Auckland’s Waitematā Harbour – known for sunbathing on pontoons and nipping the odd inflatable dinghy.

 

She was found bleeding from the head on Saturday from a suspected gunshot wound – an injury that might have permanent physical and behavioural effects.

 

RNZ reporter Anneke Smith has the story.

Fears gunshot injury may change leopard seal’s behaviour
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