Wayward sea lion gets trooper escort off hwy

YACHATS, OR The Oregon State Police says the animal apparently entered U.S. Highway 101 through a state park near Yachats (yah-hahts) 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 flanked the sea lion and guided it along the side of highway.

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

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