Baby Seal Visits Kayakers
Occurred on July 27, 2022 / Gaspé, Canada
Info from Licensor: "I went kayaking with my boyfriend in Cap-aux-Os, Gaspé (Québec, Canada) in an area where you can visit seals. We got so lucky that one of the baby seals was curious enough to come see us and try to jump on our kayak twice and no one else (I think we were his favorites, lol). He kept swimming around us. The seal did not make it onto the kayak unfortunately, he kept falling off. We couldn't help him on as the guide has told us not to touch the wild animals, because they would get human scent on them and get rejected from their colony. The video cuts off as the baby seal tries to jump on, because I just couldn't help myself from laughing because I was not expecting that at all, and of course I had to stop and enjoy this amazing, once in a lifetime moment with the gorgeous water puppy!
Some people in my comments kept thinking the seal was escaping from an orca, was in danger, etc. As a matter of fact, it was just a curious baby, which is purely normal for them to do as they're exploring (not very common from adult seals though, they're more cautious). There was no danger nearby and certainly no orcas in Gaspésie, orcas are to be found in BC. We assure you, the wild animal was entirely safe! Especially with us :)