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An article in The Times today mentioned an unusual wildlife sighting by a British photographer. On the crowded beaches of South Georgia a young king penguin apparently decided it had had enough of being blocked from reaching its water hunting grounds by a female elephant seal. In a rather surprising David vs Goliath fit of pique, the 2kg penguin slapped the 650kg seal round the face with its flipper before presumably realising its chances didn’t look too promising and leaving to find a different route to the ocean.

OK, so it’s a massively anthropomorphic view of events, but the mental image of this unlikely encounter certainly gave me a bit of a giggle!

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