That’s not Sandy’s seal

Feisty escaped the Lake Superior Zoo in Duluth on the night of Tuesday, June 19, 2012. (Photo by Ellie Burcar)

Looks like superstorm Sandy resulted in a loose seal wandering the streets of Manhattan — just like during Duluth’s June flood! Or not.

The famous photograph by Ellie Burcar of the escaped seal on Grand Avenue that went viral during our storm was resurrected for Tuesday’s storm, but re-identified as a “wide-eyed seal” in New York City. And, once again, Feisty’s famous mug made its way around the Internet.

The seal shot is one that appears on the Atlantic’s website in a myth-buster-style story, “Sorting the Real Sandy Photos from the Fakes.”

Feisty apparently has become the national storm mascot.