The Sun would be much more appealing to me if it replaced its page 3 girls with stories like this one, which reads in its entirety
Alistair Forrest, 40, was out paddling when the grey seal began circling him in the water.
Then it climbed on board, partially submerging the vessel near the Forth Road Bridge.
Alistair, of Armadale, West Lothian, said: “I couldn’t believe it.
“I was apprehensive at first as it was so heavy.
“But after that I was elated to be up so close.”
Even better is the video:
There’s a special elation we feel—or at least I feel—when an animal like this overcomes its fear of humans and communes with us, even if for just a short time.
And what a lovely little pinniped!