Seal climbs aboard fishing boat

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An adventurous fur seal joined Russian fishermen for an eight-hour boat ride, refusing to swim away and insisting on an hours-long trip around the Far-Eastern Russian island of Sakhalin.

“My buddy and I took our boat out to sea. We heard someone making loud noises. We looked and there was a seal right beside us. Then we saw him climb on to the boat,” Andrey Permyakov told local Astv.ru news portal.

“After he rode with us for a bit, we decided it was time for the seal to get off. It looked like he went away, but then we saw the seal climbing back up on the boat again. It happened a few times more.”