BEVERLY, MASS. (WHDH) - A crossing sign emblazoned with a seal has been installed in Beverly, in honor of the city’s recent– and persistent– guest.
The “Seal Xing” sign was installed in the office park near Shoe Pond, where Shoebert the seal appeared last month.
Rescuers worked for days to get Shoebert out of the pond, until he waddled out of the pond and “turned himself in” at the nearby police station under the cover of night.
“The seal crossing was a great way, a tongue-in-cheek subtle way to reinforce the story,” Jim Trudeau, designer of the seal Xing sign, said. “And who knows, maybe Shoebert does come back for a visit and we want to make sure he’s safe as he works his way through the parking area.”
Once rescuers were able to get ahold of Shoebert, the seal was taken to Mystic Aquarium in Connecticut. He was then released just last week off the coast of Rhode Island with a tracking device.
As 7NEWS previously reported, officials at the aquarium noticed Shoebert’s travels heading back toward the North Shore, and said he may be following the trails of past seal travelers all the way up to Maine or Canada.
Should he stay in the North Shore, the city of Beverly will be ready for his return.
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