A surf photographer in Santa Cruz was at the beach with his puppy Mokuleia to play a game of fetch when a wild seal decided to join in on the fun!
Dave Nelson shared the amazing video and shared how the unusual encounter began. “Almost every morning I take Moe (Mokuleia) to the beach,” he writes on Facebook. “She loves it, I love it and it’s been beautiful.”
“She has had a buddy lately who’s been following her every move. Up and down the beach he swims and follows us. We call him Sammy!”
That “buddy” is a curious seal.
Nelson continues, “Anyway, Sammy finally introduced himself a couple days ago and swam all the way in. Moe dropped her ball (she never ever does that) and she waded out a few feet. They ended up smelling each other and went nose to nose for a second, I was blown away. It was obvious they liked each other and Sammy even gave a couple soft barks saying hello.”
And a minute later something even more magical happened. Says Nelson, “They started playing and even played fetch together.”
Watch the video below to see that incredible moment.
Nelson said afterwards, “To say it was beautiful would be an understatement,” but declared, “This was a beautiful day!”