Credit: Southampton Town Police Department via Facebook
NEW YORK - 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.