Warning signs up for Lincolnshire's annual seal show
Posted by Jason Nicholls.
Warning signs have been improved at a Lincolnshire nature reserve to warn people about the dangers of getting too close to seals.
Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust says hundreds of visitors to Donna Nook Nature Reserve are putting themselves at risk by choosing to ignore the warnings, the BBC reported.
Every year thousands of seals are born on the sandbanks at the reserve and the event attracts thousands of visitors.
However, visitors should stick to the viewing area as close contact with the animals can have serious consequences.
The trust warns that human contact can make mothers abandon their pups and they can become aggressive and bite, the BBC reported.
"In the past we've had problems with animals biting people," Paul Learoyd, chief executive of Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust, told the news provider.
"They look very cute but they do come with very sharp teeth."
The trust has improved warning signs on the site and upped the numbers of wardens on patrol.
By December 6th this year, 1394 seal pups had been born at Donna Nook.
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