In case, like me, you don’t get the Sunday Argus, here is a picture of the seal that was struck and killed by car on Thornton Avenue in Newark Saturday. Authorities didn’t know if it was the same seal seen last week on Thornton. Photo was taken by Joe Proudman. Sorry I’ve been posting a lot of dead animal photos lately.
Here is the scene on Thornton Avenue in Newark today shortly after the an elephant seal left the street.
Here’s the cutline:
A Northern Elephant Seal swims in the Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge in Newark, Calif. Thursday, Oct. 30, 2008. The almost yearling, or ‘weaner’, as it’s referred to by staff at the Marine Mammal Center, probably got into the refuge at high tide, and at one point crawled up on Thornton Ave. in Newark, causing the road to be shut down. He eventually started heading out to sea again, while monitored by U.S. Fish and Wildlife personell. (Bea Ahbeck/The Argus)
UPDATE: The seal crossed the road and made it the water by the time our photographer got there. We might have some pictures of a seal in water, though. Hot Stuff. No facial scars on this seal, reportedly.
Scanner chatter says a seal is trying to cross Thornton Avenue in Newark. We’re sending someone to try to get a picture.