Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Sammy the Seal may be back...but who's Steve the Snapper?
Don't you just love these stories...?
This one started a year ago when Sammy the Seal became a local media after his (or is it her?) antics on the River Nene. But then Sammy slipped away.
The Peterborough Evening Telegraph tonight runs this photo taken a couple of days ago and concludes:"It's hard to tell but it could be Sammy..."
Look, this is serious. Yes, I know it's a bit fuzzy but please look closely. Is it or isn't it...?
For my money, it certainly looks like a seal, possibly doing a rather good impression of a large slug (as readers have commented...) And yes, it could be the return of Sammy...(although how can we be sure the original performing seal was in fact called Sammy...?!)
Anyway, the photo in tonight's paper was apparently snapped by reader Steve Farrell...
I'm not so bothered whether Steve has captured Sammy...
What I'm wondering is whether Steve the seal-snapper (or slug-snapper!) is the same Steve Farrell I used to commute with from Peterborough to London every day some 20-odd years ago...?
It's a small world.