There are so many things to love about this image – the Irishness of it, the cheekiness of the seal, the nonchalant attitude of the fishmonger – however you view it, it really is a delight.

Plus on this very dreary and wet Wednesday, we could use an amusing picture to lift us up.

Derek Byrne or @Derek1052 spotted the chancer this morning, being chased from a fishmonger’s shop in Wicklow town:


The seal, whose name is Sammy, already has a rep for trying to steal fish in the local fishmongers and fish and chip shops. Can’t blame the big guy for trying!