Anchorage, Alaska (KINY) Pilots had a new obstacle, a seal, on the runway at an Alaska airport Tuesday.
The seal weighed an estimated 450 pounds and had to be removed from the Utqiagvik Airport runway without incident. A photo of the bearded sea relaxing on the runway has been a popular photo on Facebook. The Alaska Department of Transportation warned pilots with a playful, 'beware of low sealings' at the airport and there were no reported difficulties with planes attempting to land. North Slope Animal Control took charge of the removal.