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Va. aquarium says don't bother the seal

Tuesday - 6/4/2013, 1:29pm  ET

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. -- Don't mess with the seal.

The Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center says a young male gray seal was sighted Saturday near the Jetty at Rudee Inlet.

The aquarium said Tuesday that the seal appears to be healthy and should be left alone.

Not only are seals protected by federal law, they also have sharp teeth and will bite if threatened.

The aquarium says people shouldn't feed, approach, touch or harass any seal in the wild.

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