May 3, 2012 | Vol. 42, No. 18

Dogcatcher plucks orphaned seal from beach

Tracy Mikowski holds a degree in wildlife biology and knows animals found in the wild should be left there.

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Tracy Mikowski and the seal pup she scooped up from a Chilkat Inlet beach. Steve Vick photo.

But when Mikowski came across a newborn seal in beach grass along Chilkat Inlet 6 a.m. Wednesday, she scooped it up.

“I struggled with...