Seal Checks if Diver's Mask is Edible

An inquisitive seal tried to take a few nibbles off a diver’s mask in the waters off the Farne Islands, on the UK’s northeast coast, footage shared to Twitter shows.

Ben Burville, a scuba diver who works as a doctor in the coastal town of Amble, Northumberland, by day, has built up a rapport with seals in the area, regularly sharing footage of his interactions with them.

In a video shared on September 25, Burville writes that he and his “dive buddy” usually see “eye to eye”.

However, on this occasion, the seal also fancied a nibble on Burville’s diving equipment, going in for several playful bites of his diving mask. Credit: Ben Burville via Storyful

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