The stormy weather had apparently affected the seal.
Now the little one is safe and has also been given a name.
Bremerhaven / Norddeich - Seals are nothing unusual in the region.
But the little seal on the dike was obviously completely exhausted, the Bremerhaven police announced on Wednesday.
Patrolmen brought the animal to safety.
A walker had discovered the young animal on a rocky embankment at the sea dike around 5 p.m. and notified the officers, said a police spokesman.
When the officers handed the little seal over to the staff at the seal station, the animal was "spontaneously" christened "Piet".
Exhausted little seals get a special name
"The seal was given the name 'Piet' at the 'rocky' site," says the press release.
Why did you choose “Piet”?
"According to the Internet, this name has its origins in the Greek name Petros: That means rock / stone."
And if you look at the police photos with the little seal, you can understand the choice perfectly.
The animal almost disappears between the gray rocks.
The seal lies completely exhausted on the rocks.
For several days, callers have been reporting "stranded seals", reports the police, referring to information from the seal station.
The stormy weather conditions would have demanded a lot from the seals, explained the seal experts.
For the most part, they just need some rest.
At this time of year, the young actually no longer have to be nursed, as they are no longer dependent on their mother animals.
The little "Piet" will hopefully regain his strength quickly so that the police can return to the wild.
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