Baby seal sneaks into NZ home, naps on couch

A baby seal entered Annette Swoffer's home on Dec. 14, 2011 Department of Conservation and Mark McKeown

A seal pup had a risky adventure and gave Welcome Bay, New Zealand homeowner Annette Swoffer a scare on Thursday. According to New Zealand's Department of Conservation

, the animal, nicknamed Lucky, broke into Swoffer's home through a cat door and decided to take a nap on her sofa.

Swoffer told the Sydney Morning Herald that she first encountered the seal in her kitchen. After sniffing around and not finding anything to its liking - including her confused dog and cats - Lucky proceeded to waddle up her stairs, jump on her couch and take a nap. He was there 45 minutes later when a DOC ranger came to send him back home.

The DOC added that the seal came from nearby Tauranga Harbour and managed to cross the road, go up Swoffer's driveway and use her cat door to enter the residence. Officials told the New Zealand Herald that Lucky has already been brought back to the sea after visiting local neighborhoods twice before.

Lucky was eventually returned to the Tauranga Harbour again - but not before he escaped from his container in the car and turned on the radio, according to Australia's News Digital Media.

Swoffer shot a video of her surprise guest before he was taken away. He didn't seem to mind.

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