Thursday, February 5, 2009

Elephant Seal Comes Ashore Victoria BC

When you live in a city surrounded by ocean you never know what the sea may offer up. A couple of days ago an elephant seal came ashore to molt. They just lay there and scratch. Must be painful. This one even scratched a small hole in its skin. There were signs up telling people to keep their distance but a young lady decided that it was her time to bond with the seal. Several people told her she was too close but that didn't work. There is a bit of danger involved in being that close. If the seal doesn't like it they can lunge several feet in a second.