The fifth seal in two weeks has come to shore in South Auckland - this time in Manurewa.
Earlier this afternoon a seal had been spotted in Wattle Downs, Manurewa.
That seal has since been returned to its natural habitat by the Department of Conservation.
Police were in place to monitor the situation until the Department of Conservation arrived.
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Marine ranger Yuin Khai Foong said he was en route to deal with the fifth visitor.
Just last week one adult seal frequented the suburb, on Monday and Tuesday, before it was apprehended at a Papakura car wash, followed by a baby seal later in the week at Ray Small Park.
And on Wednesday this week another large seal pup was seen wandering near the local Pak 'n' Save before it too was returned by Mr Foong to the Awhitu Peninsula.