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Question about seals

Postby Griffd » Sat Jul 11, 2015 4:20 pm

I've encountered a lone seal on two occasions during the past week. The first one was located between Wickets Island and Onset Island in Onset. And, yesterday, I had one pop up right in front of me while paddling the Weweantic river in Marion. After spotting that one, I backed my Kayak into some eel grass about 30 yards away so I could take some pictures. After a while, he spotted me and ended up a few yards in front of my kayak and began coming closer and closer. Not knowing if seals are aggressive or just curious by nature, I exited the kayak and pulled it further into the eel grass. Of course, he stayed right there for another 15 minutes. I know many of you have paddled amongst seals.... Have they ever been aggressive?

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Re: Question about seals

Postby noseykate » Sat Jul 11, 2015 8:49 pm

Never. They are curious but generally shy. You were lucky to have one come so close!

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Re: Question about seals

Postby josko » Sun Jul 12, 2015 5:35 pm

This is the third report about a possibly rabid seal I've heard of from the Marion area lately.

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Re: Question about seals

Postby Griffd » Sun Jul 12, 2015 5:41 pm

Josko - you're kidding, right?

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Re: Question about seals

Postby josko » Sun Jul 12, 2015 7:49 pm

If it touched you, get yourself checked out.

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Re: Question about seals

Postby Johnysmoke » Sun Jul 12, 2015 8:00 pm

Better than having an encounter with a loan shark...

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Re: Question about seals

Postby pat » Sun Jul 12, 2015 9:00 pm

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Re: Question about seals

Postby Griffd » Sun Jul 12, 2015 9:33 pm

Now I suppose you're going to tell me there have been sightings of rabid Great Whites in Marion!

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Re: Question about seals

Postby Doug » Thu Jul 16, 2015 1:07 am

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Re: Question about seals

Postby TraceyJ » Thu Jul 16, 2015 9:46 am

Doug,

What a great picture!!

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Re: Question about seals

Postby Griffd » Thu Jul 30, 2015 6:43 pm

I think my daughter was trying to make a point when she posted this link on my Facebook page.

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