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Sea Lion Wanders Onto San Diego Freeway, Miles From Ocean


Last updated 1/10/2022 at 6:31pm

SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A sea lion that may have lost its bearings or been struck by wanderlust roamed onto state Route 94 in the Stockton area today, stopping traffic while concerned motorists, California Highway Patrol officers and SeaWorld personnel rescued the wayward aquatic animal.

The errant sea mammal appeared on the eastbound side of the freeway near SR-15, about three miles from San Diego Bay and some eight miles away from the ocean, shortly after 9:30 a.m., CHP public-affairs Officer Jim Bettencourt said.

Drivers pulled over and waved oncoming traffic away from the creature as it...

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