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Wayward sea lion gets police escort

Published 12/12/2010 | 01:55

A sea lion trying to escape down a highway along the Oregon coast was given an escort from state troopers
A sea lion trying to escape down a highway along the Oregon coast was given an escort from state troopers

A wayward sea lion trying to escape down a highway along the Oregon coast was given an escort from state troopers, officials said.

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The Oregon State Police said the animal apparently walked onto US Highway 101 through a state park near Yachats and weaved in and out of traffic for about half a mile.

Troopers and a local fire and rescue unit used batons and plastic boards designed to keep patients immobile as they guided the sea lion to the side of the road.

The animal was led back into the Pacific Ocean after the procession moved it to a beach park about a quarter mile down the road from where it was found.

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