Long Island cops corral slippery seal out on the town

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Credit: Southampton Town Police Department via Facebook

A wayward seal has been captured after an early morning foray through the town of Southampton in Suffolk County.

The Southampton Town Police Department said they received a call at approximately 6:30 a.m. Sunday from a person who saw the roving mammal, later identified as a phocid, or earless seal, in the parking lot of a beverage store near the Peconic River in Riverhead.

When officers arrived, they found a baby harbor seal in the roadway near the Budget Host Inn.

The seal attempted to flee southwest toward a motel but eventually was corralled and taken into custody.

The seal was handed over to the New York Marine Rescue Center for evaluation, according to police.

With The Associated Press.

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