Injured Sea Lion Stops Traffic in SF

With gunshot wound, lion crosses freeway


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A sea lion that stopped traffic on Highway 101 in Burlingame, California on Saturday morning may have been disoriented because of a gunshot wound to the head. Animal control officers corralled the lion and brought it to Sausalito’s Marine Mammal Center, where veterinarians discovered a wound in the animal’s jaw. Conflicts between sea lions and fisherman are common in San Francisco Bay: last year, the Marine Mammal center treated nine sea lions with gunshot wounds.

Read more at the San Francisco Chronicle