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Thread: Seal watching
Jan 25, 2010, 04:46 PM #22
Just like the cops busting on kids for stupid sh@t or us for surfing hurricane Bill.... haha
They're all on a power trip. Slap a piece of tin on their chest and they can do pretty much whatever they want. Fireman aren't as bad as cops; they just like to drink beer and hang out at the firehouse, that's why I couldn't understand them being such pricks. It was very humorous though, they made a human chain all linked up around the jetty to stop people from getting too close. I prob should have snapped a pic of them, but I was too busy laughing in their face.
Jan 25, 2010, 05:05 PM #24
Honestly, I have no idea. Seal are known to be agressive in some cases and people are known to be idiots. So, they were probably just trying to avoid any issues with the seal being there. You could have the jackass Benny from Pier Village go up and try and pet the seal, which would obviously not end well. Bottomline, they're probably just bored out of their minds on a Saturday afternoon.
It was funny that there were 2 firetrucks in the road, an emergency response truck on the beach, and a bunch of fireman making their human chain. The seal didn't give a sh@t, just trying to get some sun...
Last edited by stoneybaloney; Jan 25, 2010 at 05:16 PM.
Jan 25, 2010, 05:16 PM #26
Pier Village is a Benny magnet no matter what time of year. Of course, summer is swarmed with the clueless, arogant, a$$holes but even in the winter on the nicer days. We even have what I call "local bennys," which are the idiots that have a summer house in deal or avon and try to localize themselves; NOT HAPPENING! My buddies and I were getting out of the water somewhere in LB last Monday and actually saw a group of kids playing in the water with just shorts on.... I have no idea what these kids were thinking, but it wasn't like they had their feet in, they were all the way in the water! This is the type of sh@t I'm talkin about when I say "local benny." You're just asking for hypothermia, frost bite, getting sick, or just plain drown...
Jan 25, 2010, 06:06 PM #28Senior Member
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there is a fatty named bob who hangs out at southside. i thought they were harmless but this fatty tryed to attack my brother after he smacked him on the back. this fatty chased him for about 15 yards before almost having a heart attack. he has been there for 5 weeks off an on. i heard he heads over to north side also. there is a bunch of them in the assawoman bay. they chill on the sandbars and they are seen every winter there that I have been around. I yaked out there not long ago from my house and sure enough, they swam right up to my boat and checked me out and then swam with me for quite a bit. they are around. u can see them and the fenwick state park-bayside quite frequently.
Jan 25, 2010, 07:05 PM #30Senior Member
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Seals may look like Black Labs but they are wild animals and will not hesitate to chomp on you if you **** with it - and lets be honest, can the average NJ citizen who be trusted to use good judgement and leave it be? Yeah I thought so.
And its not just the gaping wound that its teeth (which are biologically evolved to crush clam and crab shells open) will tear into your flesh, its the E. coli, Salmonella, Listeria, Leptospirosis and Giardia that they carry and will infect you with - also a mycoplasma found in seals can cause “seal finger” in humans. This "painful and potentially serious disease can result from a seal bite or the infection of a pre-existing wound."
Then you have Seal pox a "disease of stranded seals and can be encountered in rehabilitation centers. It can cause pox sores in humans that may persist for up to a year. There is no known effective treatment."