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Police rescue seal pup waddling around Cape Cod highway

December 30, 2017 02:23 PM

YARMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — A baby seal that wandered far from the ocean has been returned to the sea with the help of some police officers on Cape Cod.

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Yarmouth Police say the seal pup was found waddling on Route 6A in Yarmouth Port late Friday.

Police and Amazing Animal Ambassadors were able to put the seal in a cage and hold onto it until wildlife officials arrived.

Police said on Facebook Saturday that the pup was given a clean bill of health and has been released back to the ocean.

Authorities say they have nicknamed the seal "Houston" after Kevin A. Houston, a U.S. Navy Seal from Cape Cod who was killed in Afghanistan.

Police say they believe the pup traveled up a nearby frozen creek and "made his appearance Navy Seal style."

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