Sea Lion Saved on Highway

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted May 21, 2009 2:46 PM CDT
A file photo of an 11-month-old sea lion.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Cops near San Francisco made an unusual rescue today on a local expressway: They saved a wandering sea lion, the Chronicle reports. After a brief chase, they corralled the 30-pound confused critter, probably only about a year old. The sea lion, named Moody in honor of a fallen officer, is malnourished and will get a physical and a good meal before being released back to the ocean.