Kayakers Experience a Rarity: the Friendliest Seal in the Sea [Video]

Most seals avoid humans; ‘Ron’ tries to hitch a ride with a pair of paddlers


It’s not often that seals try to hop aboard a kayak, but “Ron” is no ordinary seal. Spotted off of England’s South Coast, locals have had a few up-close encounters and according to animal experts, seals don’t normally get so close, so it’s believed to be the same friendly seal.

Filmmaker Andrew Linstead has spotted the seal informally named Ron more than once but this time he got him on film. According to those who have seen him, Ron loves interacting with kayakers and that much is apparent in the footage.


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