Seal Pup Found in East Hampton Village Driveway

A seal pup, about 1 to 2 months old, was found in a driveway on Egypt Lane in East Hampton Village but was not hurt or sick, officials said. Photos courtesy of the Riverhead Foundation

A gray seal pup was found in a driveway on Egypt Lane in East Hampton Village on Sunday morning around 6:40.

The Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation responded to 157 Egypt Lane, near Further Lane and about a half-mile away from Egypt Beach, and removed it.

The female pup, about 1 to 2 months old, was in good condition and had no external injuries, according to Maxine Montello, the program director. Rescuers did a full physical on the animal in the back of their rescue truck, and they estimated she weighed around 15 pounds, as they did not have a scale in the field. The pup measured a little over two and a half feet long.

The rescuers attached a blue flipper tag for future identification, gave it some fluids, and took it to a different beach in East Hampton, she said.

Ms. Montello said it is not unusual for a seal pup that age to be away from its mother. 

The seal pup had no signs of external injuries, according to Maxine Montello, the program director at the Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation.
The seal pup was released later that day.