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. Fitzgerald said a plane from St. John's will fly over the area to assess the situation beyond the town once weather permits.
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.
Jolene Garland said police believe it was the same seal because of similarities in photos taken on both days it was reported.
Although harp seals are generally not aggressive, they will defend themselves if humans get too close. In yet another incident of freakish animal invasion, dozens of seals have descended upon the roads and the driveways of the town, creating an unfamiliar experience for the residents.
"It's hard for motorists, and nobody wants to see these little seals hit in our community".