Adorable Baby Seal Soaks Up Some Sun at North Carolina Beach

A juvenile seal took some time to relax on the beach in Emerald Isle, North Carolina, on January 13.

Footage shared to the Emerald Isle town Facebook account shows the adorable young seal moving along the sand.

According to the Facebook post, the seal was reported to the Emerald Isle Sea Turtle Patrol, who planned to keep watch over the animal to make sure it wasn’t harmed before it decided to head back into the sea.

“A protective barrier has been installed around the seal, until it concludes resting on the beach strand and heads back into the water. Anyone who comes across it is asked to give it plenty of distance and not to impede its journey back to the water,” the post said.

Concerns about the condition of the seal were cleared up in the video’s comment section, with the Town of Emerald Isle writing that the seal “appears to be in good health and is just taking a break and soaking up some sun.” Credit: Town of Emerald Isle, NC via Storyful