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Hoover: The Talking Seal

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Found in 1971, Hoover the seal was raised in the Swallow family bathtub until he completely outgrew it. The Swallow couple than transplanted him into the backyard pond. This is when they claimed he started speaking english sentences. Obviously no one believed them. Caring for the seal named Hoover because of the way he could put back his favorite fish was no longer feasible when the Swallows decided to donate him to the New England Aquarium.
They were finally taken seriously when the aquarium staff heard it for themselves. He speaks in the vernacular of George and Alice Swallow and their town in Maine. Unfortunately, the seal died in 1985. Fortunately, audio has been preserved: .mp3; .wav


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