Man Arrested After Punching A Pregnant Endangered Seal

A video has surfaced online of a man attacking a popular pregnant seal

The video shows a man trying to have a fair one with a seal but it's not exactly fair as the seal has no hands and is a 17-year-old girl, a mother of six, whilst pregnant with the seventh, whilst also being a mild mannered seal, probably safe to say it wasn't a fair fight.

Seal, FreakeFeind/file picture
Seal, FreakeFeind/file picture

The incident occurred on Tuesday night at Salt Pond Beach Park, on the Hawaiian island of Kauai. The video shows a man standing in the water, punching, slapping the seal, whilst onlookers record and photograph the incident.

Salt Pond Beach Park, Google Street View
Salt Pond Beach Park, Google Street View

The seal is loved throughout the community and is known locally as RK30, 17-years-old. RK30 is a Monk seal which is highly endangered as there're only 1,100 individual seals left in the Hawaiian waters.

Shylo Akuna attacking RK30, KHON2 News/Youtube
Shylo Akuna attacking RK30, KHON2 News/Youtube

The man named Shylo Akuna, 19, was caught and arrested for the incident, he now faces charges of up to 5 years in prison and a fine of up to $50,000 if he is convicted of attacking the pregnant seal.



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