April 29th, 2009

Francesco and Chanel Totti: Seal Bait

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On first glance, we actually believed this was a real sofa-sized seal pictured with Francesco Totti and daughter Chanel at Zoomarine in Rome.

But it’s not.

Is it?

Seriously. We need answers.

It’s larger than our flat. So it must be made of stone. But if it is just a statue, surely the kids would just be riding on it and sticking chewing gum under its chin instead of stroking it?

Regardless, we’ll be seeing this in our nightmares tonight.

Update: The seal is real. His name is Vito. He weighs 440 kg. Thanks Malin!

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22 Responses to “Francesco and Chanel Totti: Seal Bait”

  1. weed blog says:

    I am a huge fan of Francesco Totti but I have never seen this picture elsewhere. And no, I don’t think the seal in the picture is a real one! It looks more like a sculpture made out of wax or stone! Keep posting more pictures! Thank you!

  2. Helle (Footiegirl) says:

    The sea lion is cute – I like his whiskers hehe… Am not really a Totti fan so will just focus on the cute animal – will agree that they should probably leave the poor thing alone though…

  3. Becca says:

    Thats so cute!! I Love Baller Daddies!

  4. Meer. says:

    That’s really cute. The seal is enormous, so I wonder if it’s real. It would be scary if it was.

  5. FootballerChick43 - "Mrs.Ballack" says:

    My God thats a big seal. And Chanel is adorable!

  6. Alejandra says:

    According to the article, that is a 440kg sea lion named vito (!)
    but oh my gosh, could you not just swoon over totti hotti and his bebes?

  7. Boston Red says:

    And I know that seal is huge/fascinating/terrifying, but how can you focus on anything else but that gorgeous hunk of Roman God!

  8. Boston Red says:

    He’s holding his cherubic child *faints*

  9. LoLo says:

    That’s a sea lion (you can tell by the ears) and yes, they get that big!  Not sure I’d let my own kids get too close…

  10. Genevieve Gourcuff says:

    Is that seriously a real seal??? How scary is that!!! It's massive!! argh…. but Chanel's very sweet

  11. Malin ("MrsFern says:

    Yoodle doo, Malin has your answers. It is, as LoLo stated further down, a sea lion, and after further investigation (I read the article) it is called Vito (Il leone marino, so there you have it) and he weighs a massive 440 kg!

  12. Malin ("MrsFern says:

    Surely it has to be a sea lion and not a seal?

  13. justlikexabi says:

    yes it's real. oh poor thing there're too many hands!!! leave him alone he's not a pet

  14. Lola says:

    That beautiful little child is making my ovaries hurt. She looks like an angel. I’m sure she’s got her daddy wrapped round her little finger, girls always do.

  15. LizB (Mrs. Vucinic) says:

    And Daniele was there with bb Gaia

  16. LizB (Mrs. Vucinic) says:

    They did some dolphin petting as well. Oh the cuteness!

  17. LizB (Mrs. Vucinic) says:

    It’s real… lol. There are a few more pics of it. I think I may have some of them.

  18. aristeia says:

    Good grief, Chanel is a little cherub isn’t she?

  19. Malin ("MrsFernandoTorres", if I may) says:

    Am I REALLY the only one who is squeeling more over dear Vito than the angelic kid and the godlike man? I find that sea lion just gooorgeous, so cute!

  20. Malin ("MrsFernandoTorres", if I may) says:

    Yoodle doo, Malin has your answers. It is, as LoLo stated further down, a sea lion, and after further investigation (I read the article) it is called Vito (Il leone marino, so there you have it) and he weighs a massive 440 kg!

  21. Malin ("MrsFernandoTorres", if I may) says:

    Surely it has to be a sea lion and not a seal?

  22. Malin ("MrsFernandoTorres", if I may) says:

    Am I REALLY the only one who is squeeling more over dear Vito than the angelic kid and the godlike man? I find that sea lion just gooorgeous, so cute!