Stranded seals wreak havoc in Canadian town

1/10/2019 8:21:00 AM
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Tehran (KNA) - Dozens of seals have become stranded in a Canadian town, blocking traffic and the entrances to homes and businesses.


Two of the animals in Roddickton-Bide Arm, Newfoundland, died after being struck by a car. There are concerns others will starve to death. 

It is against Canadian law to interfere with marine mammals such as seals.

The creatures became stranded after nearby waters suddenly froze over last week, preventing their return to the ocean.

Experts say the speed at which the bay froze over may have disorientated the animals and caused them to move inland instead of towards open waters.

Images posted on social media show the seals stranded on roads and large banks of snow.

Source: BBC

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