A five-month-old Northern fur seal waddled about a mile from the Pacific Ocean and found himself at the Tracy Animal Shelter, about 60 miles east of Sacramento.
Workers at the shelter saw the seal flopping toward them on the asphalt. They were in disbelief of seeing the 18-pound seal headed for the shelter.
Animal control officers caught the seal with a catch-pole and put him in their truck and waited for workers from the Marine Mammal Center to arrive. The seal is now at the center and has been examined.
A spokesman for the Marine Mammal Center said the seal may have strayed while he was looking for food.
Veterinarians said that the seal is malnourished and underweight, but he is on the road to recovery because he is already swimming and eating. The seal will be nursed back to health and will be then released.
Source: Record Net
Photo: Tracy Press