Stranded seals swarm Canadian town, block roads and buildings

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Stranded seals swarm Canadian town, block roads and buildings

A coastal town in Newfoundland, Canada, is struggling with some unusual invaders - seals.

"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 town's roughly 900 residents have been joined by at least 40 of the spotted gray seals - and they didn't come to see the moose.

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

Roddickton-Bide Arm, on the island of Newfoundland, calls itself the "Moose Capital of the World".

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.

Two have been accidentally struck by cars at night, and several townsfolk have expressed concerns to local media that the chubby, big-eyed beasts may soon starve without access to food.

"We're seeing them more lethargic, they're not moving as fast", she told the Northern Pen newspaper. "People are there every day on snowmobiles stopping and looking at them, and the animals, they won't move from you".

In Roddickton's case, Stenson said it appears the seals have wandered too far from the ocean and have become disoriented.

"For animals to be going into bays and then to be caught up by the freeze is not that common, though it's happened before", said Stenson.

Roddickton 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 them in the first place.

"This is disturbing for the residents to watch", Fitzgerald said. Some of the seals have been removed according to DFO, and they say they will continue to do so where possible, while ensuring the safety of residents, the officers and the animals. "This is hard for the little seals, because nobody wants to see animals hurt - but it's also hard for the town".

"Seals are wild animals that can be unpredictable, and may become aggressive in order to protect themselves".

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