Krista Miranda

By Krista Miranda

LifeBuzz Staff

Man Spots Something Unusual On The Side Of The Road, And Realizes It's Alive!

When a storm hits land, they can sometimes cause a lot of damage. Areas can become flooded and debris can be thrown all over the place. It's pretty typical to see large amounts of trash left on the side of the road in the wake of the storm, as well. Keep reading to find how this "pile of trash" turned out to be something so much more.

On Monday morning, just before 7 a.m., a passerby noticed something quite strange on the side of the road in Seabrook, Massachusetts.

A large storm just swept through the New England coast, so at first they thought it was just a large pile of trash. But when they got closer, they noticed that the pile of trash was actually alive!

On Monday morning, just before 7 a.m., a passerby noticed something quite strange on the side of the road in Seabrook, Massachusetts.

Seacoast Science Center

Instead of trash on the side of the road, it was actually 2-month-old gray seal!

A police officer immediately showed up at the scene to wait for rescue members of Seacoast Science Center to arrive. Once they got there, they were able to safely move the seal to a nearby parking lot.

Instead of trash on the side of the road, it was actually 2-month-old gray seal!

Seacoast Science Center

How could a baby seal find its way to the highway?

“The seal more than likely came up with the extremely high flood tide around 2 a.m., as a result of the storm. Once he was up there, he likely realized pretty quickly that it was a more desirable spot than being battered by the high surf, and stayed put. Unfortunately, he didn't realize that it was not a good spot for him to be in," said rescue manager at Seacoast Science Center, Ashley Stokes.

How could a baby seal find its way to the highway?

Seacoast Science Center

It didn't take long for the rescue members to realize that the seal wasn't being himself.

“We were able to immediately determine that he was not ‘himself’ when we first arrived on scene. Gray seal weanlings should be very aggressive when approached. But this little one allowed us to get right beside him and move him into the kennel, with no fight at all," explained Stokes.

It didn't take long for the rescue members to realize that the seal wasn't being himself.

Seacoast Science Center

They also noticed that the little seal was sneezing and coughing a lot and was a bit underweight.

The rescue team immediately brought the seal to National Marine Life Center, where he was given the name Saco, after the long river that runs from New Hampshire to Maine.

They also noticed that the little seal was sneezing and coughing a lot and was a bit underweight.

Seacoast Science Center

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