I've had one of my favourite days out last week. I went to Donna Nook.
|This little chap is just a few minutes old and is still stained yellow|
Halichoerus grypus? That's the hook-nosed sea pig or grey seal. Donna Nook is a favourite birthing site with over 2000 seals born last year. The site is managed by the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust and, thanks to their efforts, seals and humans co-exist very peacefully.
There's a double fence between humans and seals and the seals seem to regard homo sapiens as being provided for their entertainment. There's less than a metre between them and us, necessary to stop us touching them (our smell on a seal pup might make its mother abandon it) and to stop them biting us (their teeth are like those of dogs).