A Winter Visitor

I was a little disappointed this morning when I learned our area wouldn’t be getting the big dumping of snow that St. John’s and the rest of the Avalon Peninsula has in their forecast. Everyone there is bracing for up to seventy centimeters of the white stuff, while we are only expecting five to ten.
Boo! 😦

But then along came a little visitor down by our beach.

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January 2013 007I thought it was an adult harp seal first, because he appeared to be mostly black.

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January 2013 018But as I inched closer…and he turned to see me…

January 2013 019I could see more spottiness and some “whitecoat” on his other side.

January 2013 031When I reassured him that I meant no harm, he seemed to squint his eyes…sort of like my cats do when I talk “love talk” to them. 🙂

Don’t worry, little seal.

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January 2013 044You are so very close to my house.

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January 2013 054I’m not fond of seal meat or flipper pie, so you have nothing to fear from me.

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So even though I’m going to miss the big snowfall back home, I never could have gotten these pics back in my old backyard !

To see photos of the baby seal, or whitecoat, that visited us last winter, click here, and scroll down. 🙂