A mother who said she was “absolutely” not aware of a baby seal on her car seat when the car was being tested has apologized.
Kimberly Schmitz told ABC News she was driving with her infant daughter in the backseat when she noticed the baby seal in the car’s backseat and tried to close the door.
Schmitz said she realized the baby’s mouth was still attached and had to open the car door to get the seal out.
She said she asked the child’s parents if the seal was a baby and they told her it was, but said they didn’t know it was a seal.
The mother said she did not ask her child’s father, Michael Schmittz, if the baby was a pup or seal and that he told her to get a seal and put it on her child.ABC News reported the family of the infant said the seal’s mouth is attached to its tail, which is part of its mouth.
A source familiar with the situation told ABC that the seal is not a pup and that Schmitzo is aware of that fact.ABCNews.com reached out to Schmitzik for comment, but she did nothing.ABC’s Mary Clare Jalonick contributed to this report.