Seal Pup Found in East Hampton Village Driveway
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.