Seal Pup With Umbilical Cord Still Attached Rests on a Plastic Bottle in UK Beach; View Pic
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It is the pupping season for the UK’s seals. The furry baby seals are seen popping up along the coastlines, not swim much, drink lots of milk from their mum and take a good nap. At recent, a soundly sleeping baby seal was captured, resting its head on a plastic bottle just days after it was born in Horsey Beach in Norfolk, England. The grey seal pup used the plastic container as a pillow. It is so young that it had its pink umbilical cord attached to its stomach. The pleasant time captured reportedly by amateur photographer John Evered has surfaced the internet. Madagascar Pochard, World's Rarest Bird Thought to Extinct for a Decade Comes Back to Natural Habitat With the Help of Rescue Teams. 

The new-born pups of Grey Seals, nestled snoozing and smiling next to their mothers at busiest breeding beaches. The young furry creature, unaware of the dangers’ plastic poses to its kind and the many other sea creatures threatened by plastic litter, looks too adorable in its rest. Photographer, Evered told the Daily Mail, “It was such an amazing sight. There were hundreds of seals all over the beach.” These Female Snakes Have Sex With More Than 100 Snakes At a Time, Watch Shocking Video of Red Garter Species. 

Seal Pup With Umbilical Cord Attached Taking a Nap, Resting Its Head on a Plastic Bottle

Around half the global population of grey seals are found across the British coast, spending the majority of its time out at sea where it feeds on small fish. They can also be spotted lazing on rocks and beaches, where they spend time digesting their food before heading back to the sea for their next haul. Pups should just be relaxing on the shore for their first few weeks. When they grow 2 to 3 weeks old, the pups began to lose the fluffy white fur and look more like the grown-up seals.

Mother grey seals remain close to their infant during the first weeks of their life. Seals are scientifically known as Halichoerus grypus, which means hook-nosed sea pig, and they are the giant mammal, considerably bigger than the common seal. The fluffy white youngsters are born between September to December and remain on the land until they have shed their fluff and put enough weight to hunt for themselves. The litter like old bottles, bits of rope and sheets of plastic on their beaches can affect the baby seals. Not aware of its dangers, they are seen resting on them. They even shot in the UK by fish farmers and fishermen.