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May 23, 2014 at 11:10 AM

‘Pay to potty,’ and other stuff you might have missed this week

This was not a great week to be an animal. Or a small child. …Or an adult who snacks on pet treats, but that one seems like a known risk. Below are five offbeat stories you might have missed on seattletimes.com. Here’s hoping our brethren in the animal kingdom fare better next week.

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Comments | More in List, Roundups, Weird news | Topics: animals, children, copper river salmon

May 19, 2014 at 1:00 AM

Driver hits mother seal on Washington beach

The Associated Press OCEAN PARK, Pacific County — A beach driver ran over a mother harbor seal in the dunes at Ocean Park on the Washington coast causing a fatal injury. KBKW reports local wildlife rescuers spotted the seal and newborn resting April 20 and put signs on the beach to alert drivers to avoid the area….

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: accident, harbor seal, Marine Mammal Protection Act

May 16, 2012 at 11:36 AM

Rescued seal dies off Edmonds in old fishing line

The Associated Press EDMONDS — A harbor seal that was rescued on a West Seattle beach, rehabilitated and returned to Puget Sound was found dead three months later, tangled up in fishing line off an Edmonds pier. The head of the Edmonds Seal Sitters organization, Susan Morrow, says the story of Sandy the harbor seal is unusual…

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Comments | More in General news | Topics: Edmonds, found dead, harbor seal