An amazing sequence of pictures showing a seal catching and eating a fish at ilfracombe have been attracting plenty of attention.

The seal off Rapparee Cove in Ilfracombe with its mullet supper. Picture: Phil LongshawThe seal off Rapparee Cove in Ilfracombe with its mullet supper. Picture: Phil Longshaw

Phil Longshaw posted the images on Facebook groups A Place in North Devon and Gossip Around Ilfracombe after he spotted the seal off Rapparee Cove on Thursday, January 9.

It surfaced with a large mullet in its mouth for lunch, before proceeding to much its way through the fish, right down to the bone.

So far Phil's post on APIND had been shared 135 times and received 1,800 likes.

The seal off Rapparee Cove in Ilfracombe with its mullet supper. Picture: Phil LongshawThe seal off Rapparee Cove in Ilfracombe with its mullet supper. Picture: Phil Longshaw

The seal off Rapparee Cove in Ilfracombe with its mullet supper. Picture: Phil LongshawThe seal off Rapparee Cove in Ilfracombe with its mullet supper. Picture: Phil Longshaw

Going, going... the seal captured by photographer Phil Longshaw tucks into its fish lunch in Ilfracombe. Picture: Phil LongshawGoing, going... the seal captured by photographer Phil Longshaw tucks into its fish lunch in Ilfracombe. Picture: Phil Longshaw

Going, going... the seal captured by photographer Phil Longshaw tucks into its fish lunch in Ilfracombe. Picture: Phil LongshawGoing, going... the seal captured by photographer Phil Longshaw tucks into its fish lunch in Ilfracombe. Picture: Phil Longshaw

Going, going... the seal captured by photographer Phil Longshaw tucks into its fish lunch in Ilfracombe. Picture: Phil LongshawGoing, going... the seal captured by photographer Phil Longshaw tucks into its fish lunch in Ilfracombe. Picture: Phil Longshaw

Going, going... the seal captured by photographer Phil Longshaw tucks into its fish lunch in Ilfracombe. Picture: Phil LongshawGoing, going... the seal captured by photographer Phil Longshaw tucks into its fish lunch in Ilfracombe. Picture: Phil Longshaw

Gone! Almost. The seal off Rapparee Cove in Ilfrcaombe with the remains of the mullet it devoured under photographer Phil Longshaw's nose. Picture: Phil LongshawGone! Almost. The seal off Rapparee Cove in Ilfrcaombe with the remains of the mullet it devoured under photographer Phil Longshaw's nose. Picture: Phil Longshaw