One of the newest Harbor seal pups was being annoyed by a sea gull who thought pecking the pup’s tail might somehow be a meal. The Harbor seal mom chased the gull away several times & then decided it was time to take her pup for a swim. The pesky gull followed the pup right to the edge of the water. The pup climbed onto mom’s back & off they swam!
THIS IS THE MOST HEART WARMING HARBOR SEAL STORY! In 2013 there was a pup named “Roxy” who had a fishing line cutting into her flesh and was rescued. The line was removed and the Harbor seal pup was treated and released. Right away she swam back to the seal colony at Casa Beach and rejoined the group! Now in 2018, she has showed up at the beach with her very first birth of a Harbor seal pup, which has been named “Strummer”. It really is amazing to see the seal who was struggling now giving birth to a new member of the La Jolla Harbor seal colony.
THE HARBOR SEAL PUPS IN LA JOLLA ARE SO FUNNY. This little pup seemed surprised that the crowd on the sea wall watching were so charmed by him! I could almost hear his thoughts.
“My there is a large crowd of people here today!” (Because we all love the seals!)
“Is that bird going to try to peck me?” (No, its a Black Turnstone who has no interest in seals.)
“What’s that smell?” (I have no idea.)
“Hmm I’m exhausted now, I think its nap time.” (I think its nap time for me, too.)