Mind If I Hop On, Mate?

Two surfers were hanging ten off the NE coast of England, when they were joined by a visitor. (No audio on this one BTW.)

FAVE FRAME™!

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Comments

  1. Jenny Islander says:

    “Urgh–rassa–frassin’–You guys make it look so easy, how do you–You don’t even have any claws, how are you doing this?!”

    Selkies: Gotta take the skin off, ya wanna go surfin’, brah.

  2. Surf Sealio, here he comes!

  3. The poor little thing has been injured and may be blind in its right eye. It may have been exhausted and starving and wanting just to rest. I hope they called the wildlife people later. It was certainly heart warming to see them befriend the young creature.

  4. This may be my favorite video EVER!

  5. Loose seal! LOOSE SEAL!!

  6. warm-n-fuzzy says:

    Why don’t things like that ever happen to me?

  7. oh my gosh. that’s worth the entire internets right there.

  8. Julia, I agree with you about the eye; sometimes it looks like the seal is holding it closed (when the other is open), sometimes not. The linked article quotes one of the surfers as saying, of the other surfer, “When we got home Andy rang the local marine wildlife authority to make them aware of what occurred just in case the seal was unwell… He didn’t seem unwell when he was surfing in like a pro!” So, if the baby seal shows up again looking for help, at least someone knows about it.

    The theme keeps repeating of baby seals or sea lions wanting to haul out on surfboards, kayaks, etc. I wonder if they’re getting separated from their mothers, if the mothers are dead, or if they have just gone off exploring on their own and been too ambitious about their own endurance.

  9. @Julia The article says “When we got home Andy rang the local marine wildlife authority to make them aware of what occurred just in case the seal was unwell… He didn’t seem unwell when he was surfing in like a pro!”

  10. @KT Thank you for reading the article – something I obviously didn’t think to do! I should have know nice guys would do the right thing.

  11. @KT Thank you for reading the article – something I obviously didn’t think to do! I should have know nice guys would do the right thing.

  12. phred's mom says:

    Two more for the MoCO calendar, which is
    reaching ginormous proportions. They indeed
    meet a silkie. How wonderful!

  13. mollykubik says:

    Lovely, absolutely lovely, a Selkie in the very flesh and coat.

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