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
March 30, 2016
Assign to Google Classroom
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. 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.
Assigned 79 times
CRITICAL THINKING QUESTION
How did rescuers know the seal had been found before?
Write your answers in the comments section below