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Baby seal rescued after wandering into Long Island traffic circle


The Southampton Town Police Department found a baby harbor seal in a traffic circle.

© Southampton Town Police Department The Southampton Town Police Department found a baby harbor seal in a traffic circle.

A loose seal needed saving after it got stuck in some gridlock on Long Island.

The Southampton Town Police Department said Sunday afternoon a baby harbor seal had wriggled its way into a traffic circle. After an early morning 911 call, officers got to the scene and got the seal into the hands of the Riverhead Foundation, a marine rescue center at the Long Island Aquarium.

The slippery sea creature was found in the parking lot of a beverage store and tried to flee to a hotel parking lot.

It’s unclear how the seal got into this predicament but it may have swam ashore from the nearby Peconic River.

It will be evaluated and reside at the aquarium until its able to be released back into the wild.

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