BRICK TOWNSHIP — As a seal attempted a perilous journey across Route 35 on the barrier island on Monday, Feb. 27, Brick Township police officers were there to stop traffic and allow it to cross safely.
On Tuesday afternoon, the healthy seal pup was released back into the wild.
During the seal’s mini vacation away from the ocean, it crossed Route 35 near Curtis Point Drive just south of the Mantoloking town line on the barrier island. The officers stopped traffic, allowing the pup to safely cross the road.
The Marine Mammal Stranding Center [MMSC] stated on its Facebook page, “The seal then entered the backyard of a home on Ocean Ave [Route 35], where she remained under the watchful eyes of the officers and an MMSC volunteer until our Stranding Technician arrived.”
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