Seal pup snuggles up to woman who was sat down on Antarctic island
Pup nodded off for two hours on top of Cruise ship worker Lea McQuillan; The pup, on the South Shetland Islands, weighs as much as an adult man
When you live in a place that’s surrounded by nothing but unforgiving rock and gritty sand, it’s tempting to use anything soft as a pillow – including a passing sightseer.
Cruise ship worker Lea McQuillan had only just sat down for a brief rest during a visit to the Antarctic’s barren South Shetland islands when an elephant seal pup waddled over and snuggled up.
The pup, which weighs as much as an adult man, then nodded off, sleeping for two hours before crawling into the water.