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Baby Seal Found Wandering City Streets Late at Night

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This baby seal was spotted on the streets of Carson (Photo courtesy LASD)
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It's hard out there for a baby seal: Authorities in Carson have revealed that recently they came to the rescue of a baby seal who was spotted wandering the city street late at night.

Just before midnight on February 9, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Carson Station got a call about a "traffic hazard," however this was no routine driving scenario. The caller explained that he was calling because he'd almost just hit a seal on the street.

Deputies went to the area indicated by the caller, and located a baby seal "roaming the business area on the southeast corner of Avalon Boulevard and Dominguez Street, in the city of Carson," according to the LASD.

This "wrong-turn" marine mammal had to be carefully cornered by deputies in front of a business in order to keep the seal and anyone in the area free of injury.

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The deputies got a hold of Marine Animal Rescue, who showed up to take over and take custody of the wayward seal. They confirmed the seal was less than one year old, and said they thought the seal came into the city by way of the Dominguez Channel. According to Lt. Chris Bergner, the animal rescue rep noted this was "the eighth rescued near the Dominguez Channel since the beginning of the year."

The seal was taken to a rescue center for evaluation.