Seal attack on Nova Scotia island leaves Quebec hunter with 26 stitches

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    Alexis Boudreault, 29, and nine other hunters were on Pictou Island Tuesday when the attack occurred. Only four of them were carrying hakapiks -- clubs tipped with sharp hooks -- after federal fisheries officers confiscated the tools from the others earlier in the day because their hooks were judged to be too long. Boudreault, therefore, was defenceless when the 225-kilogram male seal charged.
    https://nationalpost.com/pmn/news-pmn/canada-news-pmn/quebec-seal-hunter-flown-to-hospital-after-attack-by-seal-off-nova-scotia
     
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    Denis Eloquin, captain of the sealing ship based out of Iles-de-la-Madeleine, communicated by radio with the Canadian Coast Guard, which arrived about two hours later to bring Boudreault by helicopter to a hospital in Charlottetown. He said it’s also the first time he has had Fisheries and Oceans agents forbid the use of a hakapik. Eloquin said the hook is normally used to move the animal after it is killed. He said a hunter who falls into the water can also use it to get out. Eloquin said the anomalies in the tools found by Fisheries and Oceans Canada were “insignificant.”
    https://globalnews.ca/news/6489915/quebec-seal-hunter-flown-to-hospital-after-attack-by-seal-off-nova-scotia/
     

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    Boudreault said government officers lacked judgment when they confiscated the tools, adding what happened was an accident that could've been avoided. "When you deprive a hunter of his tools, these are the only things you have to defend yourself," Boudreault said. "If I'd had a hakapik, I could have defended myself, surely without even injuring the animal -- just a little blow on the tip of the nose and it would have retreated." A Department of Fisheries and Oceans spokesman did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
    https://atlantic.ctvnews.ca/seal-attack-on-nova-scotia-island-leaves-quebec-hunter-with-26-stitches-1.4792329
     
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    I always had a telescopic sight on my club -- to ensure limited fur damage aside from the blood stains.
     
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    Where, precisely, was Eddie Gallagher?

    Inquiring Admiral's want to know.
     
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    When they took away the hunter's club.... his fate was sealed.

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    Did they seal off the area to investigate?
     
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    So now hakapiks need a governmental seal of approval?
     
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    What is a seal's favorite drink??
     
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    Hunter was hunted. Then hunter blamed someone else. Hmm!

    I'd be afraid to order fried chicken from that community.
     
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    Pretty sure this is fake news.

    The SEALs I've seen always attack with suppressed M4s, with a Sig 226 strapped to their gear for back-up. :whistling:
     
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    French word for "Seal" is "Phoque"

    This Frenchy literally got Phoqued.
     
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    Seal Team C whooped some butt, eh? Good for them.
     
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