San Luis Obispo sheriff's deputies help elephant seal find its way home

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- Law enforcement is always here to help - even for wild animals!

Deputies from the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office came to the rescue for a lost elephant seal.

In a video shared on social media, deputies are seen herding a local elephant seal that traveled far inland back toward the ocean.

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The team had to get a bit creative, but eventually they were able to help the elephant seal find its way home.

In a message on Facebook the sheriff's office said, "You never know what your day will look like when you put on your uniform."

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