Growling sea lion pup pulled from under police car

This Wednesday, May 5, 2010 photo released by Jim Grant shows Kevin Robinson, senior animal care specialist at Sea World, pulling a baby sea lion out from under a San Diego Police patrol car in Ocean Beach, Wednesday May 5, 2010. The pup estimated to be about 8 months old will be taken to Sea World and examined and rehabilitated before being released back in the ocean. (AP Photo/Jim Grant)

May 5, 2010 1:00:23 PM PDT
A sea lion pup has been captured after hiding under a San Diego police car for four hours in the middle of a road. Police Sgt. Jack Knish says officers got a call about 4 a.m. Wednesday that the pup was crossing a street in the Ocean Beach area.

Knish says an officer parked his car in the middle of the road and went to investigate. That's when the sea lion came out from under another car and scuttled under the patrol car.

SeaWorld experts retrieved the growling pup at about 8 a.m.

Rescuer Kevin Robinson grabbed it by the tail and put it in a net. Robinson says the pup, who's less than a year old, was dehydrated but uninjured. He says the pup weighs about 25 pounds -- less than half what it should weigh.

Robinson says it will be released within two months.