Monday, January 4, 2010

A Visitor On the Beach

We caught sight of this harp seal as he was fishing in the bay one morning just before Christmas. We could hardly believe our luck when he came to shore right in front of our house. At first we were really quiet and careful not to startle him and then much to our surprise he came out of the water and rolled around in the sand. He attracted the attention of the neighbors and as people got closer to him and he didn't seem afraid we thought maybe there was something wrong with him, that maybe he came out of the water to die. But except for a bum eye he looked healthy enough and he fished in the bay and rested on our beach for three days, leaving Christmas morning.