Wayward Sea Lion Gets Trooper Escort Off Highway

This photo provided by Oregon State Police, Oregon State Police (OSP) Patrol and Fish & Wildlife Division troopers assisted by Yachats Fire and Rescue personnel help a sea lion stranded south of Yachats, Ore. return to the ocean on Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010. (AP Photo/Oregon State Police)

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By Kelli Sutterman

YACHATS, Oregon (AP) — A wayward sea lion trying to scoot down a highway along the Oregon coast got an escort from state troopers.

The Oregon State Police says the animal apparently entered U.S. Highway 101 through a state park near Yachats 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 ocean-side state park about a quarter mile down the road from where it was found.

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