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Seal lastly leaves Beverly pond, crawls to police station in center of night time


BEVERLY – A seal that is been hanging out in a pond in Beverly took a visit to the police station in a single day and turned himself in.

“Shoebert,” as he is been nicknamed, had been in Shoe Pond for the final week. Authorities hoped he would swim again to the ocean on his personal.

As an alternative, he crawled out of the pond early Friday morning and went to the police station – all on his personal.

In a Fb submit, police mentioned he “traveled via the Cummings Heart parking zone and got here to the aspect door of the police station for some assist” at 2:30 a.m.

“Inside a brief time period the complete midnight shift, Beverly Animal Contol, Members of NOAA, Worldwide Fund for Animal Welfare and the Beverly Fireplace Division all got here to the rescue of Shoebert. We have been in a position to get Shoebert right into a particular wildlife provider with out incident. Shoebert seemed to be in good well being and was a little bit sassy within the early morning hours,” they wrote within the submit.

Breaking “Shoebert “ Information.

At roughly 230am on 09/23/22 we had a go to from everybody’s favourite seal Shoebert….

Posted by Beverly Police Division on Friday, September 23, 2022

Shoebert was later dropped at the Mystic Aquarium in Connecticut for “statement and any wanted medical care earlier than his future launch to the wild.”

A spokesperson for the aquarium informed WBZ-TV this seal has a historical past of wandering. Shoebert was stranded on the Cape in 2018 and rescued, tagged and later launched off the coast of Rhode Island. He nonetheless had a tag on him this week and so they have been in a position to hint him again to the 2018 rescue. His title was Jekyll again then.

Nonetheless, he is at all times welcome again in Beverly.

“Thanks Shoebert for having religion within the BPD, you can be deeply missed by your mates right here. Over the previous week you introduced a number of pleasure and happiness to our metropolis. Be at liberty to return again and go to anytime!” police wrote. 



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