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On the morning of August 25, two gannets were spotted down by the slipway at the American dock in St. Anthony hooked together. Rod Stone had reported seeing them to Chester Slade. So Slade went down with his rubbers on and got into the water.
On the morning of August 25, two gannets were spotted down by the slipway at the American dock in St. Anthony hooked together. Rod Stone had reported seeing them to Chester Slade. So Slade went down with his rubbers on and got into the water.

On the morning of August 25, two gannets were spotted down by the slipway at the American dock in St. Anthony hooked together.

Rod Stone had reported seeing them to Chester Slade. So Slade went down with his rubbers on and got into the water. He said he walked in on them, so they would not escape. The birds were very defensive, so Slade said he took a stick that he laid on one until he could kneel on it and catch hold of the bill of the second. While he was kneeling, one pinched his leg. Slade spotted three hooks in them. One had a hook in its foot and the other had one in its foot and one in its belly. Slade removed the two hooks from one and before he had a chance to unhook the other one, it flew off. He took multiple photos of the gannets before approaching them.

Rod Stone had reported seeing them to Chester Slade. So Slade went down with his rubbers on and got into the water. He said he walked in on them, so they would not escape. The birds were very defensive, so Slade said he took a stick that he laid on one until he could kneel on it and catch hold of the bill of the second. While he was kneeling, one pinched his leg. Slade spotted three hooks in them. One had a hook in its foot and the other had one in its foot and one in its belly. Slade removed the two hooks from one and before he had a chance to unhook the other one, it flew off. He took multiple photos of the gannets before approaching them.

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