As the above link states, these seals just didn't want to enter the cold ocean. Although they eventually did, they did not seem thrilled, or even mildly interested.
As the large crowd waited for the seals to arrive, most were content to stay behind the yellow tape strung out to give the seals room to strut their stuff.
This young man, sporting a bright red hat and brighter green boots, ignored the barrier to test the squishiness of the soggy beach sand.
When the seals, secure in large plastic cages, arrived from the University, the crowd knocked down the tape to gather as close as possible to this unusual sight.
Order was quickly restored, and the pair slowly made their way toward home.
I am about to be reprimanded by the gentleman on the left: Apparently, I was about encroach on his particular part of the beach. "Back off," was all he said, but if looks could kill...
Is that a wistful expression? Did this seal suddenly realize that food would now have to be hunted, rather than being handed to him?
Before finally heading the the open ocean, the crowd was treated to a bit of seal-style body surfing.
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