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New Zealand police have made Wellington streets safe once more after accosting a rogue sleepy infant seal. The small mammal had made itself a cosy but dangerous home underneath a parked car in a local carpark.

According to New Zealand publication Stuff, Senior Sergeant Dave Houston was notified by a passer by who had spotted the little fluff ball when it peeped its head out from under a parked car.

The owner of the car returned to find the peculiar scene — law enforcers prodding underneath his car with a broom.

After ascertaining that the seal did not in fact belong to the car owner, authorities managed to coax the seal out from under the car, though Houston reported that the young pup was "a little bit bitey."

Wellington District Police reported via Facebook and Twitter that the little pup, adorably named Steve by its saviours, was taken into the care of the Department of Conservation and Wildside New Zealand who will ensure the safe return of the pup to his rightful, and less dangerous home.

The Department of Conservation staff told Wellington Police that the pup was around the age where their mothers allow them to go out on their own in the wild — all that exploring can be exhausting for a little furry adventurer.

The report states that the Department of Conservation bailed out the little water baby and planned to return and release him back into the wild.

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