Seal "Plays Dead" After Rescue
Naude and the OCN team are doing multiple seal rescues at Cape Cross. It is high season for seal entanglements and they have to be quick. Naude grabs this seal by hand, but he needs Denzil's help to remove the entanglement. Last year's seal pups are too big now for only one rescuer and they rather play it safe. They remove a very thin fishing line from the seal's flesh. The animal does not flinch one bit as if he is playing dead. He moves a few steps, checks out the situation around him, and eventually moves on. Maybe he is upset that he was deemed small enough to be rescued without the net?
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