Matthew McConaughey is a life saver!  He was surfing in Malibu when he saw a group of teenagers poking the animal with a stick so he went over, told them to "back off" and then told the kids the "seal wasn't hurt, it was resting and sunning itself - and that young pups do this all the time while the mother seal's swim close by until they are ready to re-enter the sea." He lectured them for 20 mins and they were so spooked they didn't even ask for a picture!

Just another reason to love Matthew McConaughey!