Not every seal is lucky enough to live near a seafood restaurant.

Or maybe that's how a seal in Ireland worked out his living arrangements — ensuring the most important amenity of all is within crawling distance.

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In any case, this seal's daily shimmy for fresh fish, as seen in a video posted to YouTube this week, is remarkably convenient.

He just crawls out of Howth harbor, crosses the two-lane street — it's cool, people have come to expect the seal named Sammy and keep an eye out for him — and then it's a beggar's banquet at The Lighthouse Seafood Restaurant.

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Well, most of the time, at least. In this clip, a restaurant employee tries to steer Sammy back into the harbor with a chair.

That's not going to work.

So the man does what he's likely had to do for ages to get Sammy to go back home. He throws a fish from the restaurant back into the harbor.

And Sammy, with a mighty plunk — Sammy is a portly seal — is gone.

But a moment later, his head pokes back out from the water's edge.

An unimpressed dog barks in his face.

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But Sammy's got his eyes, once again, on the prize.

He heaves himself out of the water. And the cycle begins all over again.