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Sea lion wanders into town for a visit
By Elleda Wilson

The Daily Astorian

Published on February 2, 2018 12:01AM

On Sunday, a sea lion went for a stroll to the corner of Seventh and Astor streets. Perhaps to get some pizza, or rent a video? Tiffany Major took the photo shown.

The Astoria Police Department was summoned, and Sgt. Andrew Randall showed up. “This one is the farthest out that he’s dealt with,” a police spokesperson told KATU ( “They try to guide them back in the water. Depending on the personality, it takes time, sometimes they charge people!”

The Oregon State Police were called in, too. “The State Police called us,” Tiffany Boothe of the Seaside Aquarium said, “and I happened to be in Astoria on my way to the East Mooring Basin. The sea lion was very mellow, for a sea lion, and we were easily able to walk the animal down the Riverwalk and down a small embankment.” Walkabout sea lion situation resolved.


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