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!
BIRTH OF A HARBOR SEAL PUP – LA JOLLA, CALIFORNIA – March 3, 2014 “Silver Moon” was born & the Harbor seal mom smiled & smiled. The sea gulls came to take the mom’s afterbirth & sprinkled the sky like white confetti thrown to celebrate the birth. The little pup had a coating of lanugo fur, which made him look silver. This fur will soon fall off & he will likely look like the black cap on his head. “Silver Moon” was one of 32 pups on the beach born in the last few weeks. It is a pup-a-thon!