My first seal encounter was salmon fishing with my aunt and dad on Puget Sound. Dad hooked a salmon and my aunt, an experience WA fisher and sail boat sailor, spotted the seal on his way to a "caught" meal. Hurry, she said, that seal is gonna steal your catch! Sure enough, before dad could reel it in he did, but it was a classic moment to laugh about.

This little guy however, just wanted a hug!