Trends & Talkers discuss the caged sealUPDATED 8:58 PM HST Oct 10, 2013Video Transcript
PAUSE FOR MUSIC Sounding off on caging a seal. Lots of you up in arms about a story we brought you yesterday from the Big Island. That's where this four-month- old pup bit two Tri-athletes in the waters off Kona's King Kamehameha Hotel. Both wounds were superficial - one on a swimmers abdomen, the other on another swimmer's knee. Wildlife officials captured the 100-pound male seal, which is now in a temporary holding area. No word on when or where the seal will be released. On facebook Kalani Kaikaka says, "So let me get this straight, humans go into a seals natural habitat and get bit by it, then capture it and remove it from it's home? As if it was the seals fault? What happened to respecting the ocean and all it's creatures?!?!? Lisa Kehmeier says, "That's bull why didn't they capture the swimmers..." But Kim Gilfillan writes, "He could be nipping because people are feeding him. seals can also hold down each other when playing, this could turn out to be very dangerous for the seal and the people. It is best to relocate for the seal to be away from people and to rely on himself for survival and to not interact with humans. Yes sad he has to be relocated, but in the long run, he will be better off and have better survival skills. Share what you think about the seal's capture on our facebook page.