DFO: Don’t pet the seals – Sheryl Fink, seals may look like pets, they are wild animals

Although seals may look like pets, they are wild animals, unpredictable and should be left alone, Waters advised. If a seal is cornered and believes it is threatened, it will likely bite. The bites can be serious and require medical attention, including lots of stitches and antibiotics. “Seal finger is one of the conditions you can get,” said Waters. “I know that fishermen in Newfoundland have been known to get that.” Read more here chronicleherald 08:37