And they’re practically in our back yard. If you haven’t seen these amazing animals, do yourself a favor and head down to Ano Nuevo State Park to see them. It’s just south of Pescadero so it’s an easy drive. These elephant seals are enormous. Hard to tell from the picture, but this bull is about 15 feet long and between 5000 and 6000 pounds. Mating season is now, December to February, I think, and it’s the time to go to see the males fight for the right to mate with the females. You will need a reservation to see them this time of year and if you can get away during a weekday that won’t be a problem. I love living in San Mateo!