Baby Seal Found in Front Yard, 4 Miles From Water

It's not the first time she's lost her way
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Mar 25, 2016 3:01 PM CDT
In this Thursday, March 24, 2016, photo provided by the Fremont Police Department, a young seal pup who made a wrong turn, ending up in Fremont, Calif., is shown.   (Uncredited)
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(Newser) – Authorities say a baby seal made it 4 miles from the water to the front yard of a home in the San Francisco Bay Area, the AP reports. Rescuers nicknamed the seal Ozzie after she was found Thursday on Osgood Road in Fremont. The female northern fur seal had no visible signs of injury and was taken to the Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito.

The 9-month-old seal has been rescued before. Center staff members say the pup was found malnourished last November at New Brighton State Beach in Capitola. She was treated and released earlier this month in Bodega Bay, which is about 100 miles northwest from where the animal was found this week in Fremont. They say the seal should have headed north to Alaska but lost her way and headed south. (Read more San Francisco Bay Area stories.)

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