Young seal found in parking garage

This young seal, named Santos, was found in a Redwood City parking garage. Picture from video shot by the Redwood City Fire Department.

Firefighters have rescued a young seal who was found in a Redwood City parking garage.

A firefighter lassoes a young seal in a Redwood City parking garage. Photo from a video posted by the Redwood City Fire Department.

The five-month-old northern fur seal, now named “Santos,” was found Sunday morning in the Marshall Street parking garage. The garage is about a block and a half from Redwood Creek, one way the young pinniped may have accessed the garage. The fire department was called.

“Five-month-old Santos made it back to the fire station, where he posed for pictures and took a nap,” the department said Sunday on its Instagram account.

A Marine Mammal Center crew picked up the young seal in Redwood City and brought him back to the Sausalito facility, where he will be treated and monitored, with the goal being to release him back into the ocean.

— Bay City News

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