SAN DIEGO (CBSLA.com) — A motorist who thought he saw a dog in the middle of a busy road got quite a surprise when he pulled up to a baby sea lion Wednesday morning.
When the driver opened his car door, the pup crawled into the front seat of the vehicle.
Dave Koontz of Sea World says the park’s animal care team was then able to rescue the sea lion, which managed to move into the back seat.
“This was a rather unusual rescue,” Koontz told KNX1070’s Tom Reopelle. “Occasionally, we do see something like this. We’ve done a couple rescues here in just the past week where one was from a courtyard of a hotel in La Jolla; we also rescued a sea lion pup the other day from a private home in their garden.”