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Sea Lion Rescued From Traffic on Bay Area Highway

How did a sea lion get on the highway in South San Francisco?

That's what California High Patrol officers were trying to figure out Tuesday morning after they received reports of some kind of sea animal on a lane of northbound Highway 101 near Grand Avenue in the Bay Area.

The sea lion appeared healthy and uninjured, CHP San Francisco said on Twitter. It was later taken to Peninsula SPCA for examination.

Preliminary CHP report said vehicles stopped on the highway and some passengers had flashers on in order to try and prevent the animal from going into the slow lane.

Speaking of a sea creature showing up somewhere it's not supposed to be, an elephant seal showed up on the shore in San Francisco earlier this month to molt.

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