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Humans aren't the only ones vexed by New England's high snowbanks.

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WELLS, Maine (TheBlaze/AP) — Humans aren't the only ones vexed by New England's high snowbanks.

Officials in Maine said a seal had to be rescued after getting stranded on a snowbank close to a roadside in the coastal town of Wells.

Image source: Wells police via WMTW-TV

WMTW-TV reported the seal was spotted about 10:30 a.m. Sunday near the Wells boat launch.

Members of the Wells Police Department and the Marine Mammals of Maine organization rescued the seal...

Image source: Wells police via WMTW-TV

...and returned it to the waters of Wells Harbor.

Image source: Wells police via WMTW-TV

Image source: Wells police via WMTW-TV

Seals sometimes get stuck near roadways in winter because they follow the ice and snow, officials said.

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