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Seal pup safely returned to water after found in P.E.I. field

This seal pup crossed the highway near Fairview and was headed into the field.
This seal pup crossed the highway near Fairview and was headed into the field. The seal was safely returned to the water with the help of local police. - P.E.I. RCMP photo

For the second time in a week, Island police find themselves dealing with a seal pup who has made its way to land.

On Tuesday, Feb. 23, Queens District RCMP received a call from a concerned citizen that a seal pup had crossed the highway near Fairview and was headed into the field, away from the water.

The RCMP responded and located the trail left by the pup which stretched nearly three kilometres inland.

This trail left by the pup stretched nearly three kilometres inland. - P.E.I. RCMP photo
This trail left by the pup stretched nearly three kilometres inland. - P.E.I. RCMP photo

 

The RCMP and a member from the Department of Fisheries and Oceans utilized a snowmobile and the RCMP's traffic unit's drone to locate the disoriented seal.

The seal was safely captured and transported by snowmobile back to the roadway.

The Department of Fisheries and Oceans then transported the seal to the north shore where it was release back into the water.

The seal was safely returned to the water with the help of local RCMP. - P.E.I. RCMP photo
The seal was safely returned to the water with the help of local RCMP. - P.E.I. RCMP photo

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