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September 16, 2011

Awww... The lonely seal no-one wanted


"Sitting all alone on a beach, this little seal is an outcast from the colony. Its crime? Having reddish-brown fur and the palest of blue eyes. The rest of its sleek black family took an instant dislike to the ginger pup, leaving it to fend for itself." -- Pup abandoned for having rare brown fur | Mail Online

Posted by Vanderleun at September 16, 2011 7:41 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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It won't match the coat we make out the rest of the family.

Posted by: Fat Man at September 16, 2011 9:50 AM

Save a whale, club a baby seal.

Posted by: tim at September 16, 2011 11:43 AM

It is just a little freaky looking.

Posted by: mushroom at September 16, 2011 2:31 PM

This is a great example of the "Gell-Mann Amnesia effect" article up above, about “wet streets cause rain” news stories. Seals are color-blind (so are whales and dolphins), so they do not know this baby has red fur. The pup is hiding because it is blind and cannot see.

The headline writer has seen too many Farmville Status updates! I'm just waiting for the first time someone gets arrested for cattle theft after "adopting" a calf it finds "abandoned" in a neighboring field. ;-)

Posted by: Tina at September 18, 2011 10:17 AM

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