California deputies help elephant seal cross road in cute video

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A handful of California deputies didn’t know what they were getting into when they were called to the scene of a traffic incident Wednesday. 

Several San Luis Obispo County deputies were tasked with wrangling an elephant seal and escorting it home after it lost its way. 

The deputies can be seen using distracting and physical maneuvers to lure the seal toward the ocean. 

Another deputy can be seen cutting a wire fence in order to make a path as the seal galumphs across the two-lane road toward the ocean. 

The department posted the cute video to their Facebook page. 

“You never know what your day will look like when you put on your uniform,” read the post. “Today it was one of our local elephant seals that needed help finding his way home!”

Northern elephant seals can weigh up to 4.5 tons and grow up to 20 feet long. 

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