SEABROOK,  N.H. (CBS/AP) – Washing in with the high tides, a seal pup was rescued from a New Hampshire road.

It traveled from the ocean, all the way to Brown’s Lobster Pound in Seabrook, N.H, about one-third of a mile from shore.

baby seal web Seal Pup Washes In From Ocean Onto New Hampshire Road

This seal pup was found on a New Hampshire road. (Photo: Seacoast Science Center)

The 2-month-old pup, who appeared to be very tired and was coughing and sneezing, was taken to the National Marine Life Center in Bourne, Mass. for rehabilitation.

Rescue teams thanked the Seabrook Police for their help in getting the seal off the road, before Wednesday’s storm.

Casey Shetterly, the Massachusetts center’s operations and fundraising administrator, said Tuesday the seal has been named “Saco” and his prognosis is still very good, though still guarded. She said he was likely beaten and battered by the storm over the weekend and needed to rest.

A harp seal recovered in January by a hotel at Hampton Beach is still recovering at the center.

(© Copyright 2018 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)


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