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Canadian Atlantic village seeks help with seal invasion

A Canadian Atlantic coast town asked for help from the federal fisheries department on Wednesday to help get rid of some 40 stranded seals wreaking havoc, and blocking roads and doors to homes and businesses. The animals became stuck in the town of Roddickton-Bide Arm, Newfoundland after nearby waters suddenly froze over nearly a week ago, preventing their return to the ocean. Because it is illegal to interfere with marine mammals under Canadian law it has led to some awkward face offs with the unyielding seals. They…