Walkers in Yarmouth have reported seeing a dead seal over the past few days.
It is thought that the mammal has remained unmoved from the area for several days.
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One woman walking her dog along Fort Victoria at around 9am today (Thursday) told Isle of Wight Radio:
"I stood there, unable to move away from him, because I felt a responsibility not wanting to leave him on his own any longer.
"I felt sure another human was ultimately responsible for this wonderful creatures´ horrid death.
"I have reported the matter, but am not (confident) anything will get done.
"(Myself and others) suspect a passing water vehicle hit him and one person I spoke with had seen him when he was covered in blood — she could clearly see he had had a head injury."
We have contacted the Isle of Wight Council to inform them of the seal.