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The sea mammal was discovered in a "distressed state" by a dog walker close to Newton Brook near Newton-le-Willows, police said.
Officers "contained" the grey seal and the British Divers Marine Life Rescue Service will put it in a crate and release it into the River Mersey. It is unclear how the seal got to the field but it was found about 17 miles (27km) from the nearest coastline.
A vacationing penguin is driving his car through Arizona when he notices that the oil pressure light is on. He gets out to look and sees oil dripping out of the motor. He drives to the nearest town and stops at the first gas station.
After dropping the car off, the penguin goes for a walk around town. He sees an ice-cream shop and, being a penguin in Arizona, decides that something cold would really hit the spot. He gets a big dish of ice cream and sits down to eat. Having no hands he makes a real mess trying to eat with his flippers. After finishing his ice cream, he goes back to the gas station and asks the mechanic if he's found the problem. The mechanic looks up and says "It looks like you blew a seal."
"No no," the penguin replies, "it's just ice cream."