Animals: Sealers Three

In the late autumn when North Atlantic seals seek warmer waters, a few usually find their way into Long Island Sound and bask there until spring comes. Some even frequent New York Harbor, dodging ferryboats and lying at the edge of Bedloe's Island, barking mischievously at the Statue of Liberty. Few residents of Long Island and Connecticut have ever seen a wild seal, but there are men who welcome a mild winter as an opportunity for the joyous, carefree sport of Sound sealing.

Out from Manhasset, L. I. one dark evening last fortnight put a...

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