Thursday, 21 March, 2019

Seals Overrun Town After Bay Waters Freeze, Block Them from the Ocean

Canadian town suffers seal invasion Fisheries officers to deal with seals invading northern Newfoundland town
Jeannette Daniel | 11 January, 2019, 19:57

The incident comes on the heels of another ongoing case of seals descending on a Newfoundland town, raising the complicated question of who should be responsible for safely removing the flippered guests.

"It's nearly like they get going in a direction and just keep going, hoping that they're going to eventually find water that way", he said. "The seals are in my driveway, ' or 'The seals, I see them suffering"'.

Brendon Fitzpatrick, the mayor of nearby Conche, has been documenting the stuck seals on Twitter.

"They've been saying let nature take its course, but it's been nearly a week", Fitzgerald said.

The animals seem more lethargic now than when they first arrived in the town, she said, and appear to be travelling further out from the brooks, potentially in search of something to eat.

"People chase them. People are there every day on snowmobiles stopping and looking at them, and the animals, they won't move from you", he said in an interview Monday. "These seals - as cute as they are - can't stay as residents in our village because there's not a food supply through the winter".

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However, Stenson said that harp seals are accustomed to going for stretches without feeding, and at this time of year should have built up their energy reserves in preparation for breeding.

"This is disturbing for the residents to watch", Fitzgerald said.

On Wednesday, the town called on the federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) to send more assistance. In yet another incident of freaky animal invasion, dozens of seals have descended upon the roads and the driveways of the town, creating an unfamiliar experience for the residents. Two have been struck and killed by vehicles, and there is worry that the others may starve.

Although harp seals are generally not aggressive, they will defend themselves if humans get too close.

The Fisheries Department issued a statement saying the situation in Roddickton is being monitored and reminding people that it is illegal to disturb a marine mammal. "This is hard for the little seals, because nobody wants to see animals hurt - but it's also hard for the town".

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