Friday, December 9, 2011

The one that didn't make it

Today's walk on Fish Hoek Beach revealed a dead Cape Fur Seal pup, washed up and looking for all the world like it was relaxing on the beach. These are our most common seals, and they breed on islands along the coast. The pups are at a crucial stage in their lives as it round about now that they have to learn to fend for themselves. The high seas that have occurred lately must have proved too much for this poor pup.


  1. Get get a lot of seal pups was up on the beaches around Algoa Bay over Christmas