Sea lion on highway escorted home

2010-12-13T11:00:00Z Sea lion on highway escorted home Coos Bay World
December 13, 2010 11:00 am

YACHATS (AP) -- When a sea lion came ashore and tried to scoot down U.S. Highway 101 along the Oregon Coast, state troopers quickly caught up and escorted it home.

The State Police said the sea lion apparently arrived at a state wayside park south of Yachats on Saturday and wandered along the highway, sometimes in traffic, for about half a mile.

Troopers and workers from the local fire and rescue unit used batons and plastic boards designed to keep patients immobile as they flanked the sea lion and guided it along the side of highway.

A quarter mile more down the highway, the procession made a turn into an oceanside state park where the sea lion was guided safely back into the Pacific.

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  1. tsunami
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    tsunami - December 13, 2010 1:00 pm
    that was definately harassing a marine mammal.
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