Sorting through some old photographs I came across these seal pup pictures. Taken a number of years ago in Northumberland. The top pictures shows a younger animal, the bottom two pictures are of an older pup who I stumbled across in a pool and I think it would have bitten my leg if I had not moved off quickly! These are Common Seals identified by their V shaped nostrils. In UK waters only Common Seals and Grey Seals breed. The pups of both species are fed for up to four weeks by their mother’s during this time they can more than double their body weight. Their mothers then abandon them to fend for themselves.