When going out for our morning walk, many of us expect to see at least a little bit of wildlife, maybe some birds or a squirrel, but rarely do we get the chance to see a seal!

Neale Smith, a Bude resident, got a shock when he spotted a seal off the coast of Compass Point during his morning walk.

Neale, who has lived in Bude for the last 17 years, was walking his dog up at Compass Point around 8am this morning (August 30), when he got a glimpse at one of the creatures we share our coastline with.

Speaking to The Post, he said: "As I looked out to sea I thought at first what looked like a log washing into shore in the surf. But then spotted a pair of eyes so quickly zoomed in with my camera and realised it was a seal.

"I watched it for a few minutes before it disappeared back out to sea.

"It's the first time I've spotted a seal on one of my walks and was quite excited to see it."

Have you had any encounters with sea-life along our coastline?