Keep an eye out for Momoa the elephant seal

Momoa, the elephant seal that paid a visit to Whakatane recently, making headlines may now be playing a game of hide and seek.

The Department of Conservation is searching for the seal to ensure its safe, that seems to have gone walkabouts.

DOC Senior ranger Andrew Glaser says there is a chance he could have gone back out to sea which is great news, but if he is spotted in the area residents are urged to contact DOC's hotline on 0800 DOC HOT.

Emma Griffiths