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October 12, 2011

Luck of the Irish seals video deal

by Geoff Grant

When you’re in the wild, the best course of action is steer clear of wildlife, for your sake, as well as the sake of the animals. But what happens if they don’t want to steer clear of you? Charlie Bird, Ireland’s best investigative journalist, finds out when a pair of elephant seal pups decides to cuddle. It’s an incredibly sweet video.

Bird, who’s had a fascinating and tumultuous career, was in Antarctica following the route of another Irishman, explorer Tom Crean, who accompanied Ernest Shackleton aboard the Endurance in 1914-15. But that’s ancient history. And pre-television. Luckily, Bird’s encounter was caught on video. Enjoy the video below.

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