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I feel obligated to post on behalf of this little guy because, quite frankly, I know how it feels to be talked shit to because of my ginger hair. Granted, these seals can’t talk shit, but they do exclude this unique creature from the clan. What dicks!
Abandoned on a beach, this poor seal is the pup that no-one wanted.
His rare gingery-brown fur and sad blue eyes have made him an outcast from the rest of the pack and his own family.
The rare images were taken by photographer Anatoly Strakhov who spotted the sad seal hiding under some logs on Tyuleniy Island, Russia.
‘When the seal saw me he turned his head to me as I took his picture.
‘I spent around half an hour photographing him, I was pleased to be able to capture such an unusual animal.
‘But it is a great pity because, the poor seal is almost blind and so was unlikely to survive in the wild.’
Tamara Cooper, head of the animal care team at the National Seal Sanctuary in Gweek, Cornwall, said: ‘It’s certainly unusual, but there are many colour variations within seal species.
‘There’s no denying it’s rare to see seal pups with such pale features and blue eyes. It’s not a species I’ve seen before.’
Luckily, Anatoly was with staff from a dolphinarium who have now taken the seal into their care.