Seal Catcher

While the pup was healthy enough to haul himself in and out of the water, and all over the beach, for the past few days, he still looked a little down-n-out. You can see here his eyes are a little gross and gooey, even for a Seal. Time to call the pros.
There's been a lazy seal pup hauling out on the beach to loaf around in the tire tracks.
OmNom the lazy seal pup has been hauling out of the sea and onto the beach recently, to loaf around in the tire tracks and be completely adorable.
What makes this pup so special is that he is not easily chased back in the water. Even when Stu, our local Marine Mammal Stranding Center volunteer, tried to get him off the beach so he wouldn't get run over, the pup was perfectly happy to fight Stu.
What makes OmNom the seal pup so special is that he is not easily chased back in the water. Even when Stu, our local Marine Mammal Stranding Center volunteer and all around beach-do-gooder tried to get him off the beach so he wouldn’t get run over, the OmNom was perfectly happy to fight Stu to the death. Never forget: Whales blow, Seals bite.
While the pup was healthy enough to haul himself in and out of the water, and all over the beach, for the past few days, he still looked a little down-n-out. You can see here his eyes are a little gross and gooey, even for a Seal. Time to call the pros.
While OmNom was healthy enough to haul himself in and out of the water and all over the beach for the past few days, he still looked a little down-n-out. You can see here his eyes are a little gross and gooey, even for a Seal. Time to call the pros.
Like I said, he's a biter.
Jay from the Marine Mammal Stranding Center: Seal Catcher. Like I said, he’s a biter.
It's easy for the pros at the Marine Mammal Stranding Center to get the pup in the net. Getting him out while he tries to bite your hand off is the dicey part.
It’s easy for the trained pros at the Marine Mammal Stranding Center to get the pup in the net. Getting OmNom out while he tries to bite your hand off appears to be the dicey part.
Mission Accomplished. While it is always a little sad to see a wild animal in cage, this little fellow is in fantastic hands. If he's sick he'll get the help he needs. If not, he'll get some great free meals and be released soon enough with a great story to tell his marine mammal friends. No harm, no foul.
Mission Accomplished. While it is always a little sad to see a wild animal in cage, OmNom is in fantastic hands. If he’s sick, he’ll get the help he needs from the good folks at the Marine Mammal Stranding Center. If not, he’ll get some great free meals and be released soon enough with a great story to tell his marine mammal friends. No harm, no foul.
Thanks MMSC. Godspeed. Remember, whenever you see a Seal or a Whale, call it in the MMSC., Even if they don't feel they can or need to come out, any and all reports have tremendous value to them.
Thanks MMSC. Godspeed. Remember, whenever you see a Seal or a Whale, call it in the MMSC. Even if they don’t feel they can or need to come out for a rescue, any and all reports have tremendous value to them.

OmNom was just one of three seals Jay would be picking up across the State of New Jersey today. That’s a lot of gas, and a lot of fish soon to be eaten. Go back and click-to-enlarge photo #3. Look into OmNom’s adorable, but goopy, eyes and explain to him why you don’t think you are going to write a small check to the Marine Mammal Stranding Center to help them keep doing this kind of great stuff. Then feel the burning guilt and shame and make a small donation to them. It’s the right thing to do!