Seal pups are cute, but don't touch. They are just waiting for mom to return.
The Northcoast Marine Mammal Center is reminding the public that pupping season is here and that adorable little baby seal on beach is likely just waiting for its mom to return from a food-finding foray.
In other words, as the center emphasizes, “please do NOT touch it!”
“Most likely its mom is foraging offshore and knows exactly where she left her pup and she will not return if people and/or animals are near,” a Facebook post states.
The center has a stranding line at (707) 951-4722 or you can use the “call now” function on the nonprofit’s Facebook page.
To find out more about the volunteer-based organization that works to rescue and rehabilitate “stranded, sick, and injured marine mammals so they can be released back into the wild,” click here to visit its website here