Seal Pup's Walkabout Went Too Far

Rescuers scrambled to keep a seal pup from escaping on Bendigo Road in Amagansett on Tuesday afternoon. T.E. McMorrow

A marine mammal rescue team was en route to Amagansett Tuesday afternoon to pick up a young seal that was discovered on a roadside a considerable distance from Gardiner's Bay.

Police were called after a passer-by noticed the seal pup on the side of Bendigo Road on Tuesday afternoon. The spot where it was found is near the Devon Yacht Club but not directly on the water. A small frozen stream that leads to the yacht club boat basin is nearby.


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An East Hampton Town police officer and a member of the Amagansett ambulance company used a board to keep the seal pup from scrambling onto the roadway. It appeared to be in good health.

Dell Cullum, a recently elected East Hampton Town trustee and wildlife handler, was among those who responded to check on the seal.