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Dead In The Water

by | 23rd, March 2004

‘IF Sammy the seal lived in the Middle East, he’d be dead in the water already, struck by a high-velocity rocket fired from a helicopter.

‘Here, Sammy, Sammy!’

But, luckily for Sammy the 600lb bull seal, he lives in the waters off Mersea Island, in Essex.

However, he’s not without his enemies and the Times reports that one fisherman, sick of Sammy stealing fish from his nets, has applied for a firearms licence to shoot the seal.

Surprisingly, the police turned down the application. Not because they were unhappy at Sammy’s demise, but because they didn’t want the fisherman to have all the fun.

So they advertised for a contract killer to do the job.

‘We are ready to help,’ says a police spokesman, ‘but we cannot simply let the fisherman shoot the animal. If he can find a

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