A leopard seal that has been sighted near the Lagoon.
The City says it is very unusual for a leopard seal to move out if its primary habitat at the Antarctic pack ice and land up on Cape Town’s shores.
Residents, visitors and beachgoers are warned to exercise caution and not to go near the animal while he is ashore.
Mayoral committee member for spatial planning and environment, Marian Nieuwoudt, said: “We are asking the public to please keep a good distance from the leopard seal and to ensure that their dogs are on a leash at all times.“
Law enforcement officers have cordoned-off the area in the interest of public safety.
The animal won’t be moved for now.