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Cape Fur Seal / Brown Fur Seal

Arctocephalus pusillus

Description:

This large male fur seal was joined by a female and a baby fur seal on the rocks outside our restaurant. It shortly became apparent that they made regular use of the pier close by to steal bait from fisherman :) . this male fur seal displays a very large scar on his hind fins which is most likely a luck escape from a predator (great white shark).

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Michael Strydom
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Michael Strydom

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

Spotted on Apr 3, 2016
Submitted on Apr 3, 2016

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