Seal Decided to Ride on Kayak in Scotland

21.02.2017

In the Firth of Forth Gulf off the coast of Scotland a curious young seal swam about 1, 5 miles after the kayak, and then jumped aboard. This episode was captured on video.

Kayaker Alistair Forrest at first didn't know what to expect from the pinniped passenger and was scared that the animal will damage the boat. However, an unexpected guest had behaved well and spent less than a minute in the kayak.

Such cases are not uncommon. Seals and sea lions are not afraid of people and often use a chance to ride on the boat. However, this is unsafe habit: when climbing on board of the motor vessel with, the animal may be severely hurt.