Crowds Adore Cuddly Seal on Oregon Coast: "his seal, like a few others that have shown up recently, should be left alone.
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Boothe said seal pups are often found resting on shore while their mothers are hunting for food nearby. This is a normal occurrence and you must leave them alone. It's usually just a matter of time before the mother seal shows up to reclaim her young. They can be left alone for days at a time.
Like any baby, they just need to sleep a lot, and that’s all they’re doing. Well-meaning members of the public misinterpret the situation and try to “rescue” them by taking them away. But that’s the last thing they need."