Humberside Police said the seal was discovered under a parked car in Grimsby early Thursday morning and the animal fled when officers approached.
Jan 14 (News) – Police in England said a seal roaming near the center of a town led officers on one of their “slower pursuits” as it fled to a nearby law firm.
“Unfortunately, the seal didn’t want to hang around, which led to one of our slower pursuits,” police said tweeted.
Employees from Cleethorpes Wildlife Rescue were called to the scene and were able to enforce the seal outside the Wilkin and Chapman law firm building.
Wildlife rescuers said they didn’t know how the seal ended up in the middle of Grimsby.
“We would hope that there was no human factor at its location, although it is known to have happened elsewhere in the UK,” a spokesman for the group told Grimsby Live.
“We know he couldn’t have come in via Grimsby Docks due to the large water turbines outside of B&M. The only other possibility we can think of is that it traveled along the river with the flow of water and got lost from another connection to the estuary,” the spokesman said.
The seal, nicknamed Oreo, was brought to Mablethorpe Seal Sanctuary.