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February 16, 2017
The age old saying "look but don't touch' applies to close encounters with wildlife. An unsolicited seal visit is all fun and games but not in the best interest of the animal.
For those who spend a great deal of time in the water and outdoors, this is a fun, harmless, great teaching moment!
Let’s get one thing straight right away: seals are adorable.
Even scientists agree. “Pretty much anything they do is cute,” admits Leanna Matthews, a seal biologist at the University of Syracuse.
So when these kayakers encountered a gray seal while exploring the Firth of Forth, an estuary on Scotland’s eastern coast, it’s understandable that their reaction was one of delight and a desire to prolong the experience. After following the group for about a mile, the seal eventually took its investigation one step farther, and—undaunted by a few fumbles—hauled itself up several times to balance on the group’s rafted kayaks. (Learn how to safely photograph wild animals.)
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