This Canadian Town has a bit of a Seal Problem...

Hey, if they don't like the seals, send 'em to Philly!

January 11, 2019

A small town in Canada has run into the cutest problem that we can think of. Frigid temperatures have cut off dozens of seals' access to the ocean, and where else could they go other than the town of Roddickton-Bide Arm, population 999?

USA TODAY writes that "the seals began showing up in the town, located on the island of Newfoundland, last week." Citing a Canadian Department of Fisheries and Oceans spokesperson, says that "the harp seals were likely confused and searching for the ocean after strong winds or a freeze cut off their access to water and left them disoriented." Although the seals are quite adorable, they are also in quite a bit of danger. Two seals have already died in what seems to be traffic accidents. The town's mayor explains that it could be because the seals easily blend in with sand and snow.

Here's what we propose: GIVE THE SEALS TO THE CITY OF BROTHERLY LOVE. They would be safe, loved, and it's also freezing enough here right now that they'll be right at home. What seal wouldn't love a home cooked Italian meal in South Philly, or better yet, a fresh mackerel from Chinatown?!

In addition to that, we're so close to the shore, that they could go back to the ocean whenever they want! What do ya say, Roddickton-Bide Arm? Can we have the seals, please?