POINT REYES (CBS SF) — An off-leash dog attacked and killed a seal pup last week at Point Reyes National Seashore, according to National Park Service investigators.

The young Guadalupe fur seal, a federally-listed endangered species, was attacked on April 22 in the North Beach area, investigators with the park service said in a post on the agency’s Facebook page.

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The dog and the dog’s owner left the scene after the attack. The Marine Mammal Center attempted to rescue the seal but it died when they arrived. A necropsy by the center confirmed the cause of death was a dog attack, the park service said.

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The attack took place in a Snowy Plover nesting area, where a temporary dog closure is in effect to help protect the threatened birds.Park officials are asking anyone with information about the attack to call (415) 464-5100.

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