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Cute Seal Jumps While Fighting Seagulls For Fish At Chatham Fish Pier – VIDEO

CHATHAM – This cute seal seemed nice, until he and some seagulls wanted the same thing – fresh seafood caught by Chatham fishermen.

The seals, like this one, who hang out near the Chatham fish pier are perhaps the smartest, and laziest seals in the sea.

If you are a seal there, you know that you don’t have to go find fish. Fish will find you.

When a fishing boat pulled up to the pier and began offloading mackerel, occasionally one flew into the water, causing a ruckus of seals and seagulls fighting over the easy meal.

Chatham cute seal

Cute and cuddly, until you see him jump for fish.

Okay, maybe this actually takes work. Who are we to critique the work ethic of a seal?

But, in fact, we did see them taking advantage of the hard work of some Chatham fishermen. And if you talk to fishermen for even a minute,  it’s easy to know that the seals are much more of a nuisance at sea. (more on that later…, stay tuned).

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See also Chatham Municipal Fish Pier & 10 Million Pounds Of Fish

See also What Happens Inside The Chatham Municipal Fish Pier: 3-Minute VIDEO

See also The Seagull & The Dock Worker

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