This ribbon seal, native to Alaskan waters in the north Pacific, was seen for the second time in two weeks in Snohomish County on Tuesday. Paul Bird, who lives on Steamboat Slough in Everett, found the seal on the dock behind his home in March.
Lately, we've been taking a look back at some of our favorite photos and stories from the last year. Just for fun, here's one more. Animals have turned up in the news a lot this year. A ribbon seal that was hanging out a long way from home caught a lot of attention. A very special cat was reunited with her owner. A dog was returned home after allegedly being sold on Craigslist. And there were so many more stories.Take a look back in our photo gallery here.