Woman rescues baby seal lost in the woods

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Woman rescues baby seal lost in the woods
The baby seal when it was found by Susanna Jensen - Photo: Susanna Jensen

Susanna Jensen was surprised to find a baby seal floundering amongst the trees while she was out walking her dog on a forest trail in Moss, south of Oslo, on Tuesday afternoon.


The seal had somehow been separated from its parents and trapped behind a local marina, its way back to the sea blocked by lines of boats on the shore. 
"It looked like it was happy to see me because it was coming towards me, but it also looked tired." the 25-year-old  biomedical technician told The Local.  "It had probably been on land for a lot of time: in the end it climbed under a table, so it was probably quite cold." 
After spending an hour trying to coax the seal back to the water, Jensen had to leave as her dog was becoming too cold.  But her father returned the site, a couple of hours later and carried the seal to the shore, where it dived under the water and disappeared. 
"The seal was OK once it got in the sea," Jensen said. "I’m hoping it’s fine now and back with its family." 


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