Often, when we’re diving or snorkelling around Babbacombe, either Sammy or Spot (the resident seals) come in to check us out. Yesterday, Spot was particularly “friendly”. Usually, they’d give us a fair berth when we’re entering the water, but Spot seemed to want to attract our attention and she shot straight back onto the steps as soon as we were in the water.
Polly was intrigued and approached her. Getting a wonderful shot, but realising she had a hook and lure caught in her chest:
So a quick call to “The Seal Project” was made and they’ll monitor her. If it doesn’t dislodge on it’s own they’ll have to catch her and remove it.
This is why I love it here.
Another shot of Spot, chatting to my youngest, last year: