DOZENS of seals are stranded in a Canadian town, blocking roads and turning up outside homes and businesses.
A sudden drop in temperature froze nearby rivers, preventing them swimming back to the ocean five miles away.
‘It actually feels like we’re being inundated,’ said Sheila Fitzgerald, mayor of Roddickton-Bide Arm in Newfoundland.
‘There are seals on the road, there are seals in people’s driveways, the backyards, the parking lots, the doorways, the businesses.’
Two of the animals have died after being struck by a car and there are concerns others will starve to death.
It is against Canadian law to interfere with marine mammals. The town has asked for department of fisheries officials to intervene and rescue the seals.