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How to Cuddle With an Elephant Seal (Video)

Watch this striking video of a woman cuddling with an elephant seal. What do you think? Does this look like an experience you would love to have, or does it seem dangerous and harmful? Leave a comment.

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4:37PM PDT on Apr 12, 2013

prefer to watch

10:04PM PDT on Oct 3, 2012

To late..

10:03PM PDT on Oct 3, 2012

To late..

10:03PM PDT on Oct 3, 2012

To late..

11:24AM PST on Jan 14, 2012

Wow!

8:39PM PDT on Oct 12, 2011

Ah ... very sweet.

3:03PM PST on Feb 8, 2011

@harold
your right this is a very special cross speices moment as you call it, and very beautiful too..but the reality and the very sad truth is we should not be interacting so closely with any seal, if we do "WE ARE CREATING HUGE RISKS OURSELVES AND TO THIER HEALTH AND SURVIVAL"
i have been in the position on more than one occasion to have tears of joy replaced with tears of sadness and dispear, working round the clock with colleagues to save a seals life that has bullet wounds,desease, malnutrition, net injurys or a whole manner of human related inflictions to experience the joys of caring for and seeing an animal recover ready for release back into the wild is something that brings tears of joy to my eyes just to think about it, but to see them fit and well, ready for release and then they die because they just couldnt cope with the bacteria and viruses we handed over to them is heartbreaking beyond words...
even though they are mammals they have a totaly diferent system of coping with desease, and have zero tolerance to things we fight off on a daily basis
as cute and wonderful as this moment is for both seal and girl...
REALITY=SHE MAY HAVE KILLED THIS SEAL by psassing on a virus
its rare these days that you see humans interacting with animals in this kind and gentle manner, i wish i didnt have to wright these posts about such a beautiful scene, but i do care about the safety of the seals
sorry....didnt mean to spoil anything...just looking out for the seals

11:38AM PST on Feb 3, 2011

awww soooo beautiful and calming, thanks for the video.

6:38AM PST on Feb 1, 2011

I have never seen anything so beautiful.
Thank you very much for sharing it with us.

For the animals XXX

7:58AM PST on Jan 31, 2011

To Pippa Collins. Your experience and advice is helpful BUT, occasionally something occurs in nature that is not explainable. This incident is an example of a beautiful cross species encounter that is now being shared by millions without all of the worries that you outlined. Let the beauty of it speak for itself.

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