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on Apr 10, 2013
Anyone know how often do seals get this far south in the bay? We walk out in the baylands a lot and have never seen one.
I hope this cute little guy pulls through. Where is this flood gate? In the Baylands?
I think that's the flood gate near Byxbee Park
Byxbee - ok. Thanks parent.
Local harbor seals are birthed in late winter/ early spring across the bay in Mowry Slough. She probably just recently left her mother, swam into a current, and was not strong enough to fight it. The current probably carried her here, to Mayfield Slough at the edge of Byxbee Park.
It is rare for a pup to be seen in this area, but seals are occasionally sighted in Mayfield Slough.
Does anybody want to outsource this activity?
Way to go William! Thanks again for all that you do for the animals. This poor baby now has a chance at survival thanks to the nice person who called AC, & to you for pulling her out. Let's hope she fares better than the poor sea lion in the creek.
What the article does not say is that this is a pro-development seal pup and is being groomed for a seat on the planning commission....
Thanks for the laugh, Mark! " )
Nice to read a "feel good" story for a change.
The "feel good" part evaporates when I get to the "Food shortages . . . have overloaded rescue centers" and "The fish are not there for whatever reason" parts.
What is Rand Paul doing with our harbor seal pup ? ;-)
Great to see the words "Palo Alto Harbor" again in the press! I remember rescuing a seal pup in 1976 when at the Palo Alto Harbor at the Sea Scout docks. Same drill, heard the pup crying, rescued her, and turned over to the local fish and game who transfered same to a marine wild life unit. The pup had been brought down by a powerful storm the night before. Glad to see some pups are still saved - all these years later.
Bill Warrior is a great public servant.
A number of years ago, on a Saturday evening, we had a birthday party for my son. Silly, high energy 5 and 6 year old boys ran downstairs to our basement, and encountered a skunk.
Young animal, clearly confused, and perhaps sick.
At a time and day that most of us are otherwise engaged, Bill spent a couple hours coaxing this poor little skunk into a cage, put it into his truck, and that was that.
I recall sending a letter to the Police Chief about Bill's efforts on our family's behalf, and actually got a letter back from the Chief!
Palo Alto is blessed to have Bill working on our community's behalf.
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