Lovable seal pup makes friends with man’s boot

May 15, 2017 10:57 pm Last Updated: May 15, 2017 10:57 pm


A man captured a video of a incredibly precious baby elephant seal encounter on the island of South Georgia in Antarctic waters.

The man was sitting on the ground filming wildlife when the seal pup approached him with a darling expression on his face and nuzzled his feet, apparently attempting to suckle his boot.


The man said the local seal pups were recently weaned by their mothers, and it takes time for them to adjust.

“If you just sit down, they will slowly approach and try to suckle anything and everything—boots, face, hands, camera, tripod,” the uploader wrote.

“Interestingly, if they survive into adulthood, they will become the largest seal on the planet. I had to physically push it off my lap, laughing the whole time.”

Here is another close encounter with a charming elephant seal pup.