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Cops Corral Slippery Seal on Jaunt through Long Island Town

Cops Corral Slippery Seal on Jaunt through Long Island Town

Sunday, 3 April, 2022 - 18:15
A wayward seal has been captured after an early morning foray through a Long Island, New York, town. (Getty Images file photo)

A wayward seal has been captured after an early morning foray through a Long Island, New York, town.


Police in Southampton said they received a call at approximately 6:30 a.m. Sunday from a person who saw the roving mammal, later identified as a phocid, or earless seal, in the parking lot of a beverage store about 500 feet (150 meters) from the Peconic River in Riverhead.


When officers arrived, the seal fled southwest toward a motel but eventually was corralled and taken into custody.


The seal was handed over to the Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation for evaluation, according to police.


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