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Scratch that itch! Seal in the Antarctic seen scratching itchy flippers

A photographer in the Antarctic caught this relatable moment as a Weddell Seal stretched to scratch one of its itchy back flippers. Filmed on Danco Island in Mikkelsen Harbour, the Weddell seals are large predators, growing up to three metres long and weighing 400-500 kilograms, but seem to still be affected by itchy extremities. The seals are reportedly very placid animals, and two more are seen relaxing alongside the itchy one, seemingly ignorant of the photographer nearby or a passing Gentoo penguin that also appeared. This video was filmed on December 8, 2018.

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