July 7, 2008
Crews May Try Rescuing Trapped Sea Lion
Animal rescuers likely will keep trying to remove a sea lion trapped in shallow waters along a concrete channel of a creek in California, officials say.
The sea lion has spent 10 days in waters along the San Tomas Aquino/Saratoga Creek Trail in Santa Clara, Calif., not far from the San Tomas Expressway, the San Jose (Calif.) Mercury News reported Monday.
We just try to keep a watch on the situation, he said, adding that the animal ended up in the wrong place, and crews were planning their next step Monday.
Officials have not said how the 6-foot, 200-pound animal managed to travel from San Francisco Bay along the channel.
The sea lion, first seen June 27, swam quickly around a 50-yard area of the channel Sunday night as it looked for a way out, the newspaper said.