As I walked
along the rocky shore, there were seals just on the land side
away from the rocks and the occasional seal asleep on the rocks.
Most of the time I could sneak around these without them
knowing I was there, but this was a young seal I inadvertently
To start with
he made a run towards me as many seals did, then gave up as
they realised you were walking away. For some reason though,
this one wouldn't give up and kept following me - I put on a
bit of a sprint to clear some space between us (they aren't
very quick for very long on land), but still he kept following
me. Eventually I did the same back to him, turned and ran towards
him thinking that would be the end of it. You don't really want
one sneaking up on you as their teeth and in particular the
rich bacterial mix in the mouth can give you a lot of grief.
one seemed to sense some fun in the offing and in a state of
some excitement dived into the sea re-surfacing very close,
giving me a fright and resulting in a quick sprint land-wards!
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