Seal in Beverly pond draws crowd of curious onlookers

BEVERLY, Mass. — An unusual sight for a North Shore community after a seal was spotted in a Beverly pond on Thursday afternoon.

Beverly Animal Control and Police Department responded to Shoe Pond after residents reported a seal was swimming around.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said the seal is okay to stay in the pond.

“The seal does not appear to be in any type of distress and has the ability when it is ready to go back into the river,” according to animal control. “There is plenty of fish and water in Shoe pond for the seal to hangout for a while.”

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