BUXTON, N.C.-- A seal was recently spotted on the beach at Cape Point in the Cape Hatteras National Seashore on the southern Outer Banks.

A tweet from Cape Hatteras National Seashore account says, “Seals pass through our area during winter months and sometimes haul-out on beaches to rest."

If a seal is observed on a beach within the Seashore, call our Marine Mammal and Sea Turtle Stranding Hotline at
252-216-6892. Do not touch or feed the seals. pic.twitter.com/ckFtT2Vb7O

— Cape Hatteras National Seashore (@CapeHatterasNPS) January 19, 2018

Anyone who spots a seal on the beach inside the national seashore is asked to call marine mammal and sea turtle stranding hotline at (252) 216-6892.

Park officials also ask that no one feeds or touch the seals.