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Seal found in California front yard

By Daniel Uria   |   March 24, 2016 at 4:43 PM

FREMONT, Calif., March 24 (UPI) -- A seal was discovered on a residential front lawn after allegedly crossing a road in California on Thursday morning.

The Fremont, Calif., police department shared video of the lost animal and was able to identify it as a northern fur seal.

"Two Fremont Patrol Officers and an Animal Service Officer responded. ASO Stephanie Saunders was able to gently wrap the youngster in a towel and transport it to the Tri-City Animal Shelter," they wrote.

A Fremont officer noted that the seal was tagged and unharmed but said they were unsure how it wound up in the area, as it is not near any body of water where seals are typically found.

The California Marine Mammal Center was called to the station to rescue the animal and said it was not the first seal that they have found in the Fremont area.

According to the center, seals are known for traveling up small bodies of water which may have led the seal to its unusual location.

Fremont police cited witness reports saying the seal may have crossed a nearby street with some assistance, but could not confirm the account.

Officers nicknamed the wayward seal Ozzie, after Osgood road where it was found.

Lost Northern Fur Seal Found in Fremont A Northern Fur Seal was located earlier this morning today on Osgood Rd...

Posted by Fremont Police Department on Thursday, March 24, 2016
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