Back away from the seals, and don't even think about taking a selfie.
That's the message from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration as Memorial Day weekend wraps up in Maine.
The three-day weekend typically kicks off the state's beach-going season, and NOAA wants people to know that seal pupping season is also underway. That means encounters with fuzzy seal pups will be possible at the beach.
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NOAA is reminding beachgoers that getting too close to a seal is bad for both the animal and the human. The agency has received reports of injuries to people who got too close to a seal while attempting to take a photo.
The agency says to stay at least 150 feet away from seals. Pets also must be kept away from seals.