A rescue seal was caught on camera posing next to her dog buddy after befriending the pooch and refusing to leave his side for twenty minutes.
The unusual friendship took place at Sea Life Trust Cornish Seal Sanctuary where Aayla the rescue seal instantly picked interest in Stanley the dachshund due to the dog’s seal-like appearance.
“DOG OF THE WEEK. We’ve decided as we get so many incredible dogs visiting us, we wanted to share our favourite each week (trust us, it is hard to pick!) This weeks winner is Stanley, who shared a magical moment with Aayla,” Cornish Seal Sanctuary shared in their Facebook post.
As Stanley’s owner Melanie Talbot explained, her pooch and the seal instantly befriending each other whereas Aayla refused to leave Stanley’s side for 20 minutes.
According to Melanie, the seal had most likely mistaken her dog for a baby seal as it was wrapped in a jacket.
In another amazing encounter, two massive sea lions were caught on camera resting on a tiny boat just off the coast of Washington by Joshua Phillips who was riding his boat as he passed by.
As seen in Mr. Phillips’ footage, the two giants appeared to be chilling while the boat was sinking due to the animals’ overwhelming weight.
While it isn’t clear who the owner of the boat is, it is definitely unusual to see two giant sea lions casually relaxing on such a small vessel.
The largest species of sea lions can reach up to 11 feet in length and weigh up to a whopping 2,500 pounds.
In addition, male sea lions are typically much larger than the females.
As the viewers suggested after the footage went viral, the two sea lions could be members of Stellar sea lions, the largest species of sea lions which thrives in the Pacific.
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