Seal Wanders Downtown Halifax Before Police Usher It Home

03/05/2015 12:57 EST | Updated 03/05/2015 12:57 EST

Meanwhile, in Nova Scotia ...

Two Halifax Regional Police officers are being called "seal whisperers" after an animal was found taking shelter under a vehicle near the waterfront late Wednesday night, according to a news release.

The officers found the seal near Lower Water Street before they wrapped it in a blanket and set it loose in the nearby harbour.

Police released the following photos of the unusual rescue:

halifax seal

halifax seal

This isn't the first time that Nova Scotia police have had to tend to a seal that wandered out of the water.

On Valentine's Day, officers with the RCMP's Inverness District found a baby seal waddling close to a highway in Newtown.

Police captured it with a net and even snapped a photo of the marine mammal appearing to smile in the back of a truck.

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