JUNEAU -- There's an out-of-place visitor to Mendenhall Lake.
KTOO reports a harbor seal was seen Friday morning navigating between icebergs.
Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center lead naturalist Laurie Craig says a seal or two occasionally will swim six miles upriver to the lake from fresh seawater.
Usually they are following food, and this may be an indication fish may arrive early.
Alaska Department of Fish & Game Wildlife Biologist Gail Blundell expects the seal will return to seawater once it finds out there's not much there at Mendenhall Lake for it.