One of These Things Is Not Like The Others

Posted January 27th, 2009 by John Callender

I noticed something a little odd about one of the harbor seals at the overlook last Sunday, but it wasn’t until I got home and took a closer look at the photos that I realized what I’d seen.

Check out this image:


Can you spot the harbor seal that isn’t actually a harbor seal? I think this might be a California sea lion. Here’s a close-up:


I scanned across that group with binoculars, looked right at that animal, noted that there was something different about it, but didn’t think anything more. I was looking for baby harbor seals, and it clearly wasn’t one of those, so I just kept going.

My brain cracks me up sometimes.

Tags: harbor seal rookery, california sea lion, Carpinteria Bluffs.

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