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Seal's encounter with eel went a bit awry

Field researchers working at French Frigate Shoals in the Hawaiian Islands snapped a photo of a monk seal with an eel stuck up its nose before restraining the hapless animal and carefully extracting the eel. "Monk seals feed by sticking their noses in coral reefs and digging in sand so it is possible the eel was defending itself or trying to escape and forced itself into the nose," according to the Hawaiian Monk Seal Research Program, which posted the photo on social media.

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