Seal gets a belly rub from divers in Farne Islands (cute video)


There's nothing like a cute animal video for a Thursday pick-me-up.

Even better, a video showing a seal getting a belly rub - and loving every minute of it.

According to the Metro, scuba diver Jason Neilus captured the super-cute footage while swimming with seals in the Farne Islands off the coast of Northumberland.

The friendly animals seem keen to interact with the divers, and have no qualms about coming in for a cuddle.

The Farne Islands are a group of islands off the coast of Northumberland, England. There are between 15 and 20 islands depending on the state of the tide.

They are scattered between one and four miles from the mainland, divided into two groups, the Inner Group and the Outer Group.

The islands have no permanent population, the only residents being National Trust bird wardens during part of the year: they live in the old pele tower on the Inner Farne, (the largest and closest inshore of the islands), and the lighthouse cottage on the Brownsman in the outer group.

Oh, and there's also very friendly seals, of course.

More cute animal pics below:

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Seal gets a belly rub from divers in Farne Islands (cute video)

These babies, named Sri Kandi (left) and Arjuna (right) were born at Tierpark, Berlin, Germany. They made their debut on 5 March 2012.

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This little rhino, named Male, was born in January. He's pictured here with his mother, Mana, at Magdeburg Zoo, Germany.

The zoo at Tierpark in Berlin celebrated the birth of a litter of four dingo babies in January.

Only a few days old, this baby giraffe, named Kimarle, peaks out from her enclosure at the ZOOM Zoo in Gelsenkirchen, western Germany. The 170cm tall giraffe was born on March 9.

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A two-week old baby gorilla is cuddled by her mum, Mumba, a Western Lowland Gorilla, at Port Lympne Wild Animal Park near Ashford, Kent.

Born at Cincinnati Zoo,  US, this one-month old hedgehog is being hand reared by keepers until it is old enough to be included in the zoo's outreach programme.

Ludwig the baby elephant is clearly happy to be out and about at the Tierpark Hellabrunn Zoo, Munich.

These cuties were born in February at Bristol Zoo Gardens.

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This six-month old baby Western Lowland Gorilla is seen here enjoying the spring sunshine with her mother at Dublin Zoo.


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