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CanadaTown asks for help as seals block roads, cry out

23:31  09 january  2019
23:31  09 january  2019 Source:   msn.com

Rescue afoot for seals stranded in N.L. town

Rescue afoot for seals stranded in N.L. town RODDICKTON, N.L. - Fisheries officials have rescued at least eight seals from a small Newfoundland town that's been overrun by dozens of the blubbery mammals for over a week. Roddickton Mayor Sheila Fitzgerald says there are still plenty of wayward seals roaming the town, but she's happy the Fisheries Department is working hard to catch and return them to the ocean. Located on Newfoundland's Great Northern Peninsula, Roddickton is at the edge of an inlet that has trapped a group of around 40 harp seals in the area after it froze over, leaving them hungry and disoriented.

Thousands of people sought help through these local groups, submitting requests through one of several databases circulating on the internet. The unofficial rescue groups dispatched boats to people who asked for assistance, said Melissa Wynn Adair, co-founder of the Texas Navy, one of the

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Town asks for help as seals block roads, cry out © Provided by thecanadianpress.com A seal is shown on a road in Roddickton, N.L. in a handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Brendon Fitzpatrick MANDATORY CREDIT RODDICKTON, N.L. - A Newfoundland mayor says dozens of stranded seals are causing increasing havoc in her small town, and federal fisheries officials need to step in.

Roddickton Mayor Sheila Fitzgerald says the animals have been blocking roads, driveways and doors and residents are unable to move them because it is illegal to touch marine mammals.

Town asks for help as seals block roads, cry out © Provided by thecanadianpress.com A seal is shown in a handout photo from Marystown RCMP. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Marystown RCMP MANDATORY CREDIT

She says two seals were struck by cars Tuesday.

Some seals removed from beleaguered N.L. town

Some seals removed from beleaguered N.L. town RODDICKTON, N.L. - Federal fisheries officers are assessing dozens of stranded seals causing havoc for residents of a small Newfoundland town. The wayward animals have been blocking roads, driveways and doors in Roddickton, N.L. — and residents are unable to move them because it is illegal to touch marine mammals. A Fisheries Department spokesperson said Thursday some seals have already been removed and officers and scientists are working to determine the health of the seals spotted inland.

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Fitzgerald says the group of about 40 seals are becoming hungry, tired and are crying out.

Town council is formally requesting that the Fisheries Department return the animals to the ocean at the edge of the frozen inlet that has trapped the animals in the area.

Fitzgerald said a few seals are usually spotted near town every year but she's never seen such a large group, and the animals' condition is disturbing for residents whose hands are tied if they want to help.

The Fisheries Department issued a statement earlier this week saying the situation was being monitored and reminding people not to touch the animals, and said an updated statement would likely be coming on Wednesday.

The province's seal harvest is highly regulated, requiring a licence and specific tools for humanely harvesting the animals.

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