New England Seal Heads to Shore, Ends Up in Pizza Restaurant Parking Lot
Photo- Yarmouth Massachusetts Police Department/Facebook Houston the seal
YARMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — A baby seal that wandered far from the ocean has been returned to the sea with the help of some police officers on Cape Cod.
Yarmouth Police say the seal pup was found in the parking lot of a local pizza shop near Route 6A in Yarmouth Port late Friday according to the Cape Cod Times.
A veterinarian and animal welfare workers were able to put the seal in a pet crate. Yarmouth police say they have nicknamed the seal "Houston" after Kevin A. Houston, a U.S. Navy SEAL from Cape Cod who was killed in Afghanistan.
The department posted on Facebook Saturday that the pup was given a clean bill of health and has been released back to the ocean.
"Our very special late night visitor has been given a clean bill of health by wildlife officials and been released back in to the ocean!" They believe the seal made its way inland from a creek.