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canada goose store The pups we saw were in no mood for exploring. Thankfully, we didn’t buy canada goose jacket see any of them getting washed out to sea. But if we had, we would have more than likely reported them as gone forever. canada goose store

The Canada Goose Parka furthest cheap Canada Goose we saw any go out in the water was about ten yards. Even then, they would be closely guarded by their mum. A study of grey seals at Froan in Norway, however, did find pups swimming up to about canada goose black friday sale 12 km away. But we didn’t see any behaviour like this.

And what about food? Remarkably, David Steel, the National Trust Head Warden for the Farne Islands, thinks that two of the pups found in Holland would have still been dependent on their mothers. canada goose clearance These pups, normally canada goose factory sale fed canada goose clearance sale every three hours, need to take on about three litres of milk a day.

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No one knows for how long the Farne seals were at sea. Even if Canada Goose Coats On Sale we assume a pup could swim as fast as an adult, it would have taken them at the very least 17 hours to get to Holland. That’s a long time for a pup to go without milk.

On Stronsay we watched helplessly for almost a whole day as one pup searched in vain for its mother. The next day it was gone.

Canada Goose sale The third pup on this amazing adventure had only just been weaned. While it’s normal for these 'second coat’ pups to fast and they are far more adventurous (we witnessed one lollop about 400 yards from the beach to a barn in the nearby farm), it’s still a fantastic feat for one so young. Canada Goose sale

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In case you’re wondering what’s happened to the Farne Three (as I’ve decided to call them) now, they’re all recovering canada goose well in a refuge centre near the beach where they were found. Once they’ve put on canada goose uk black friday enough weight they’ll be released back Canada Goose Outlet into the wild and maybe even swim back to the Farne Islands.

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