A seal spotted in a land-locked lake stunned festive walkers in Cambridgeshire after the rogue creature took advantage of the flood waters to swim more than 50 miles inland.

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Stunned walkers snapped the seal

The wayward mammal is believed to have free-styled its way from the Great River Ouse in Norfolk before plopping over the flood defences and into the RSPB's Fen Drayton Lakes, near St Ives.

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Perhaps looking for a kiss from a rose?

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A close up of the dastardly seal

Graham Elliott, area manager for the RSPB, told Masons News: "It would be the first time this has happened to my knowledge that one has made its way into the lake.

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Bright lights, big city: the seal makes its way inland

The last seal spotted inland was more a victim of than an opportunist of weird weather. A seal pup was found in a field in Orkney amid a flock of sheep after being blown out of the water by severe gales in December 2011.

Only three weeks old, the seal pup was found by a farmer and nicknamed Snowy.

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