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Baby Seal Rescued By RCMP After Found 'Waddling' Near N.S. Highway

02/16/2015 05:58 EST | Updated 02/17/2015 03:59 EST

Spotted, sealed, delivered!

Mounties with the Inverness District in Nova Scotia spent the morning of Valentine's Day tracking down a baby seal sighted "waddling" close to Highway 19 in Newtown, said an RCMP news release on Monday.

Officers found the marine mammal and used a seal net to put the animal in the back of an RCMP truck. It was later taken to a wharf in Port Hawkesbury and they let it go in the Strait of Canso.

The young seal even posed for a photo in the truck before its release.

baby seal

This isn't the first time the Inverness District Mounties have had to track down a wayward seal. Staff Sgt. Al Affleck told the Chronicle Herald they've had to deal with four such animals recently.

Seals have been reported on Highway 4 in Aulds Cove, one on a causeway, and another hit by a driver on her way to the airport.

"They just seem to get going [in] a direction and they just keep going," Affleck told the newspaper. "Whether they're trying to get back to water or where they're going, no one ever knows."

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