Wayward Sea Lion Returned To Columbia River


A sea lion that was apparently very lost was rescued on Sunday.

The 600 pound sea lion was found on Garlock Road outside of Castle Rock, Washington.

It is believed the sea lion reached the area after traveling up Delameter Creek from the Cowlitz River.

Deputies, Humane Society and Cowlitz County Public Works Staff were on scene for several hours until the Department of Fish and Wildlife was able to respond with a trailer and staff to capture and relocate the sea lion.

Deputies assisted Fish and Wildlife staff by directing the seal lion into a transport trailer, which was used to return the sea lion to the Columbia River.

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