The Tasmania Police had a seal-ton of fun with the strange occurrence, naming the beast "Mr. Lou-Seal" and making pun after pun as they posted photos to their Facebook page.
"After a sealiously big morning," wrote the police, "Mr. Lou-Seal" is "now a sealebrity."
The name "Mr. Lou Seal" obviously brings us back to that iconic episode of Arrested Development, when a passerby tries to warn Buster that he's about to be attacked by a "loose seal," but he thinks he's shouting "Lucille," the name of his over-protective mother.
"Loose seal! Watch out for loose seal!"
"I don't care about Lucille! "
Mr. Lou-Seal has been collected by wildlife officers and will be released to a more appropriate location than the hood of a Toyota after a medical check-up. Buster appears to be safe on the set of Veep.