Photo: Baby Sea Lion Sits In The Back Of A Cop Car After Getting Busted
A baby sea lion got a little lost earlier this week and it looked like it found itself in a little trouble with the law.On Wednesday, a baby sea lion somehow found itself five blocks from the ocean in Imperial Beach and on the campus of Mar Vista High School. A San Diego County Sheriff's deputy was called to the campus and detained the pup in the backseat of their car while waiting for animal control and trainers from SeaWorld to arrive at the scene. It made for a pretty cute photo.
According to a press release from the San Diego County Sheriff's Department, the pup was being questioned by authorities before "he clammed-up and requested his lawyer." Ha ha very funny dad.
Although the press release calls the animal a "seal," the ear flaps on its head indicate it is actually a sea lion.
As adorable and funny this predicament was, the sad truth is that hundreds of sea lion pups have been stranded ashore as they starve to death up and down the California coast. Scientists think the "unusual mortality event" is tied to rising sea temperatures.