Adorable pictures show seal pup relaxing on South Shields beach
This photograph shows an adorable seal pup relaxing on the beach at South Shields.
The cute snap taken by a Gazette reader shows the grey seal relaxing in the sand and posing for the camera.
John Bradford took the picture of the seal on Saturday, near the skate park.
He said: “He’s still down on the beach. The lads at the coastguard hut were keeping an eye on him.
“I’ve seen a few seals because I metal-detect on the beach but none this year before this one.”
Seals are no stranger to the North East coast, with sightings all year round.
The RSPCA advises the public never to return a seal pup to the sea in case it gets into difficulty, and says that dogs should be kept away from them.