PHOTOS: Seal Pup Spotted On Three Tree Point Beach
This seal pup was spotted and photographed on the beach at Three Tree Point Sunday afternoon Oct. 19th around 3pm:
According to the Washington State Department of Ecology:
If you see a harbor seal pup alone on the beach, do not disturb them Â It’s the law.
Human encroachment can stress the pup and scare the mother and other adult seals away.
For your safety and the health of the pup, leave the pup alone.
Do not touch!
Do not wrap a pup in blankets (seals are protected by blubber and blankets will cause it to overheat.)
Do not try to feed a pup. (Incorrect feeding can cause a pup to die.)
Do not try to force a pup into the water.
Keep pets and children away from a pup.
Shortly after these photos were taken, several neighbors who were watching from a safe distance decided to scare the pup back in the water, citing previous experiences where the babies have ended up being “baked” on the beach and passing away.