Seal pup rescued after wandering onto Massachusetts road

SALISBURY, Mass. (AP) — A seal pup is back in the ocean after being rescued from a road in Massachusetts.

The Seacoast Marine Mammal Rescue Team says it responded to calls Wednesday of a gray seal pup in the middle of Beacon Street, near the beach.

The organization says the pup, which is likely less than 2 months old, apparently followed a beach access path and wound up on the side street.

Nearby homeowners kept the animal safe from traffic until the rescue team arrived.

Officials say the pup was slightly dehydrated, and had a slightly cloudy right eye, but was very feisty when handled. The organization says it administered some fluids to the pup, tagged a flipper and relocated him to a quiet spot on the beach. It has since returned to the water.

 

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