Pregnant sea lion crashed golf tournament before being returned to sea

Pregnant sea lion crashed golf tournament before being returned to sea

CARLSBAD, Calif. – A really-pregnant sea lion halted a charity golf event Thursday. Golfers didn’t play by means of on the upscale Omni La Costa Resort and Spa in San Diego County after they noticed the 200-plus pound, six-foot-long animal on the sixteenth inexperienced.

The resort instantly known as SeaWorld San Diego, which despatched a rescue staff. The resort is three miles off the coast however the rescue staff informed FOX 5-San Diego that the mom-to-be most likely arrived through the lagoon and “walked” a couple of mile to the course.

The lead rescuer felt the gap was too far to ‘shoo’ the ocean lion again to sea, so she introduced in a truck. However, the animal headed in the other way. The SeaWorld staff gave golfers and grounds crew a fast lesson on secure rescue and handed out shields. The people surrounded the ocean lion and corralled her into the truck.

The SeaWorld spokesperson informed FOX 5 that it’s uncommon for sea lions to make it that far inland and away from the shore. She mentioned that the ocean lion may have been feeding on one thing within the lagoon.

The staff launched the animal at close by Carlsbad State Seashore the place she swam into the surf amongst cheering onlookers.  Vets really feel it gained’t be lengthy till she is again to the seashore to offer start.

Moms give start on land, nurse the infant for a couple of days then set out miles into the ocean to fish earlier than returning days later, in line with the SeaWorld web site. Most California Sea Lions give start to at least one pup in June. Nursing continues for six to 12 months.

Rescuers who eliminated the ocean lion from the course launch the animal again into the ocean.SeaWorld San Diego

The SeaWorld spokesperson mentioned that it’s uncommon for sea lions to make it that far inland and away from the shore.SeaWorld San Diego

Feeding sea lions is illegitimate. NOAA Fisheries warns that feeding sea lions could make them used to folks to the purpose that the animal follows people. Fed sea lions may even turn out to be aggressive and chew.

NOAA advises people to remain at lease 150 toes from the mammals.  Whereas California sea lions will not be endangered, they’re protected by the Marine Mammal Safety Act. 

SeaWorld reported that the mom appeared wholesome.

Fortunately the pregnant sea lion was capable of safely get again to the shore. SeaWorld San Diego

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