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Matthew Fallon
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the south georgia reference threw me at first!
never seen chilly-willy near myrtle beach.
this ones near the arctic

 
Jorja Hernandez
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Amazing! Not sure how smart it is, but truly amazing.
 
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It's a bored baby, waiting for mom to come back from a fishing trip. Would be wise to keep an eye out for her.

All I can think is FISHBREATH!

Elephant seal bulls weigh around 3 tons, the cows weigh about half that much.
 
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jacque g wrote:
It's a bored baby, waiting for mom to come back from a fishing trip. Would be wise to keep an eye out for her.

All I can think is FISHBREATH!

Elephant seal bulls weigh around 3 tons, the cows weigh about half that much.


Ah ha! That explains a lot about the whole wild critter/human dynamic going on. It is extremely cute in appearance and actions, but yeah, even the baby could inadvertently put a hurt on her and I'll bet the 3000 lb. momma would not be at all amused by that scene. 
 
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All you left coasters, once in your life you should see elephant seals up close. Ano Nuevo State Park in California, north of Santa Cruz, is the place, I believe the best time is winter, but you can contact the Park for the best info. It's been years, and I don't remember the month I went, but I vividly remember how close they will allow you to approach - they don't get excited about much of anything except sex - certainly no puny human looks threatening to them.
 
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I saw one once, at first I thought it was a whale!
 
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