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)
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Authorities say a baby seal made it 4 miles from the water to the front yard of a home in the San Francisco Bay Area.
 
Rescuers nicknamed the seal Ozzie after she was found March 24 on Osgood Road in Fremont, California. The female northern fur seal had no visible signs of injury and was taken to the Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito.
 
The 9-month-old seal has been rescued before. Center staff members say the pup was found malnourished last November at New Brighton State Beach in Capitola.
 
She was treated and released earlier this month in Bodega Bay, which is about 100 miles northwest from where the animal was found in Fremont.
 
They say the seal should have headed north to Alaska but lost her way and headed south.

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How did rescuers know the seal had been found before?
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COMMENTS (36)
  • johnj-fel
    5/06/2016 - 02:25 p.m.

    Rescuers know the seal had been rescued before because they probably kept a record on it or tagged it.

  • jacih-fel
    5/06/2016 - 02:26 p.m.

    "The 9-month-old seal has been rescued before. Center staff members say the pup was found malnourished last November at New Brighton State Beach in Capitola.They say the seal should have headed north to Alaska but lost her way and headed south."

  • ethanw-fel
    5/06/2016 - 02:27 p.m.

    The rescuers know the seal had been found before because it had no visible signs of injury.

  • lucasp-fel
    5/06/2016 - 02:27 p.m.

    they knew the seal had been found before because it was set free that month

  • austina-fel
    5/06/2016 - 02:31 p.m.

    Rescuers known the seal had been found before because they found her malnourished last November at New Brighton State Beach in Capitola.

  • victoriae-fel
    5/06/2016 - 02:32 p.m.

    Rescuers knew that the seal had been found before because the Canter staff say that the pup was found malnourished last November.

  • hannaha-fel
    5/06/2016 - 02:33 p.m.

    The rescuers knew the seal had been found before because they realized the seal had been treated before.

  • mimir-fel
    5/06/2016 - 02:33 p.m.

    The rescuers knew the seal had been rescued before due to record keeping.

  • calaabj-fel
    5/06/2016 - 02:33 p.m.

    They knew the seal had been found before because it was released earlier that month and they said instead of going north it must have went south.

  • mattv-fel
    5/06/2016 - 02:33 p.m.

    They know the Seal had been found before because Center Staff members of the New Brighton State Beach in Capitola said they recognized it from last November.

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