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Lost baby sea lion wanders on to busy Californian highway

AP
Published : May 1, 2019, 8:26 pm IST
Updated : May 1, 2019, 8:26 pm IST

Baby sea lion is suspected to have come from a nearby creek.

The baby sea lion was taken to the Peninsula Humane Society after the rescue. (Photo: AP)
 The baby sea lion was taken to the Peninsula Humane Society after the rescue. (Photo: AP)

San Francisco: A baby sea lion wandered onto a busy highway in South San Francisco Tuesday, stopping vehicles and alarming motorists before officials whisked it away. SFGATE reports California Highway Patrol received the call around 8:30 am. Motorists had tried to shoo the sea lion to safer ground, with one man getting out of his car to herd the sea lion with a handkerchief.

Highway patrol succeeded in getting the animal into a patrol car, where video taken by KGO-TV shows the sea lion bobbing its head in the backseat. The sea lion may have come from a nearby creek.

It was taken to the Peninsula Humane Society and will be transported to the Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito, California. The sea lion will then move to a rehabilitation pool to recover.

Tags: sea lion, san francisco, california highway patrol, peninsula humane society
Location: United States, California, San Francisco