A Ramsgate volunteer has taped off an area of the Western Undercliff beach due to a dead seal which washed up on Saturday ( November 23).
Maxine Morgan, of the Western Undercliff Community Group, said despite reports being made at the weekend the animal is still on the sand and could present a hazard to dogs if diseased.
Maxine said: “On Saturdaymembers of the group contacted me regarding a dead seal on the beach. I was told that it was out of hours and wouldn’t be dealt with until Monday.
“Thanet council did put up a a temporary sign to say they are aware amd dealing with it and used tape to mark it off. Unfortunately these dead animals have diseases that are transferable to dogs ,so dogs need to be kept away.
The regular litter picking, beach clean and gardening volunteer said: “At 4:30pm today I was told a gentleman would be down to tape off the area and put signs up. I’m still here freezing cold and have managed to warn four dog walkers and thave now taped it off myself
Thanet council has been commented for further details.
UPDATE: The seal has been removed from the beach (November 26)