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 a.m. 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.
- Truckee bear cub remains under observation after being captured
- Momma bear & four tiny cubs adorably cross the road
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.
ONE MORE FROM ABC10: Natomas teen's vision for Old Sacramento Waterfront noticed by City
A Natomas teen's vision for the revitalization of the Old Sacramento Waterfront is getting noticed by the City of Sacramento. The 15-year old is excited to be a part of the process in revitalizing the waterfront.