Seal Feasts at Fish Hatchery After 2-Mile Hike

Cape Cod installation now missing an unspecified amount of trout
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 7, 2009 12:09 PM CST
A harbor seal similar to this one earned an all-she-could-eat trout buffet after dragging herself 2 miles across Cape Cod.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – A daring young harbor seal found herself in a gastronomic paradise yesterday after breaking into a fish hatchery in Cape Cod, the Boston Globe reports. The team called in to remove the seal estimated it had waddled almost 2 miles over dry land to get to the hatchery, where it was rewarded with an illicit all-you-can-eat trout buffet.

A hatchery worker found the seal happily gnawing at around 9am. It was soon netted, taken back to the water, and released. Rescuers were duly impressed with the seal’s overland trek. “It’s a good sign that she was healthy,” said one. “A lot of seals we see on the beach are not in such good shape.”