Baby seal found in front yard In this Thursday, March 24, 2016, photo provided by the Fremont Police Department, is a young seal pup who made a wrong turn, ending up in Fremont, Calif. In this (Fremont Police Department via AP)
Baby seal found in front yard
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Authorities say a baby seal made it 4 miles from the water. It made it to the front yard of a home. It was found in the San Francisco Bay Area.
 
Rescuers nicknamed the seal Ozzie. She was found March 24. Ozzie was found on Osgood Road in Fremont, California. She is a female northern fur seal. She had no visible signs of injury. She was taken to the Marine Mammal Center. It's in Sausalito.
 
The 9-month-old seal has been rescued before. Center staff members say the pup was found malnourished last November. She was found at New Brighton State Beach in Capitola.
 
She was treated and released earlier this month in Bodega Bay. The bay is about 100 miles northwest from where the animal was found in Fremont.
 
They say the seal should have headed north to Alaska. But she lost her way. Instead, she headed south.

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COMMENTS (58)
  • austiemm0-dil
    3/31/2016 - 01:51 p.m.

    They knew that because they had allready seen it and rescuid ozzie.

  • jenniek-bel
    4/01/2016 - 09:27 a.m.

    They might have tagged it the first time.

  • sophies-bel
    4/01/2016 - 09:31 a.m.

    They could have planted a tracking chip eather on a flipper or in her skin.

  • elliew-bel
    4/01/2016 - 09:32 a.m.

    They said she was malnourished last november.

  • silverc-bel
    4/01/2016 - 09:33 a.m.

    They reconized her.

  • sarahj-bel
    4/01/2016 - 09:37 a.m.

    Resucers know the seal had been found before because they saw the seal heading south.

  • jamiet-wie
    4/04/2016 - 09:00 p.m.

    The clip that she had on her it wasn't the first time it was the second they wanted to see if she was found already and she was. I love to see seals at the zoo they make me happy!!!!

  • camerons1-wes
    4/07/2016 - 09:09 a.m.

    They probably saw it on the news or animal planet. Or it could have been they called the same place the other people called and they told them .

  • isaiahd-san
    4/07/2016 - 11:56 a.m.

    Becus she got found 100 miles away. They say the seal shove went north. But they found it in a porch.

  • roselyno-612-
    4/07/2016 - 01:28 p.m.

    The rescuers know the seal had been found before because they remembered the seal from the center staff.

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