Man Fleeing 50 'Aggressive' Seals Rescued From Cliff by Coast Guard
We regret to inform you that you have worry about being bullied by angry packs of seals. According to a report by the BBC, a man was walking on a beach in Eyemouth, UK on Friday when roughly 50 seals and seal pups ambushed him. The angler naturally fled and took refuge up on a cliff. Once he reached higher ground, however, he discovered that he was stuck.
He called for help, and several coastguard teams, a lifeboat, and the police came to his aid. A coastguard rescue officer was reportedly lowered to the man using ropes, and the officer then lifted the man and himself down to a lifeboat below. Thankfully, the man was uninjured, but he did suffer from minor cold exposure.
"Anyone who encounters a seal or a colony of seals on the beach or coastline is advised to move away at the first sign of agitation," said Senior coastguard operations officer Jonathan Mustard. "Aggressive seals are not a common occurrence and in this case they may have been protecting or defending their natural habitat and their young."
All we can say is: Consider yourself warned.