April 20, 2018

Adorable, knife-wielding seal pup is the most messed up thing you’ll see today

An officer from Hawaii’s Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement (DOCARE) got the shock of his life when he saw a seal pup wielding an orange fishing knife.

The seal, named Manu’iwa lives on a Hawai’i Island beach, where it has just weaned off its mother. Staff from The Marine Mammal Center and DOCARE have been keeping an eye on Manu’iwa’s growth.

Although the scene could be described as cute, it was also deeply concerning. Concerning not because the pup was brandishing a knife, but because it could have been swallowed.

The officer that captured the video says “It’s a reminder to all of us to properly dispose of our trash”.

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