This Seal Looks Kind Of Freaked Out

Floodwaters in Duluth, MN, broke open the Lake Superior Zoo last night, killing a number of animals. A seal managed to escape and was found on one of the area's many washed-out, sinkhole-ridden roads.

The seal was found by local resident Donald Melton, who went to check on a nearby road closure. In an interview with KARE 11 news, Melton described the encounter with the "pretty relaxed" animal.

I was a little dumbfounded. At first I had to think, "Do we have seals? We don't have seals."…I just wanted to get out and pet him, but I didn't want to mess with a wild animal either. I don't know what the trainers do at the zoo, but I just wanted to keep him safe.

In the context of the many ruined roads, cars, and buildings, it is nice to see that one seal made it out alright.

Photo Credits: Donald Melton (seal) Michael Rentz (flooding zoo) via Reddit