Seal jumps aboard family boat and refuses to leave (video)

By: Tanya Malhotra 

(Scroll down for video) A family riding the sea in their boat suddenly got an uninvited passenger onboard and refused to leave, according to video uploaded to the Internet.

The video of a cute seal that got into a boat and would not leave the family alone, is going viral on the Internet.

The Murray family spent the day off the coast of Brisbane, Australia.

"It was like this little dog that was by the side of the boat and then laid down on the front of the
boat. Just incredible," Kerry Gannon, who is a friend of the family, said.

The family named the seal "Salty," after it hitchhiked for 30 minutes before the Murrays were able to get rid of it.

A marine biologist in the area subscribed to the theory that the seal had jumped on the boat in order to avoid being eaten by nearby sharks.

"Maybe next time, we should bring along a dog in order to scare away the sea creatures," the Murrays said.