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Wayward sea lion snarls traffic in California

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SAUSALITO, Calif. (AP) — A wayward sea lion snarled Monday morning traffic on a San Francisco Bay Area freeway before it was caught and taken to a marine center for a check-up.

San Jose, California, TV station KNTV reports (http://bit.ly/1Vr3loH) a Sonoma County freeway was completely blocked at 10 a.m. as the sea lion tried to make it across the road.

The sea lion evaded an off-duty officer, before experts from the Marine Mammal Center arrived and caught the critter.

It’s far from the first marine mammal to lose its way in the Bay Area.

Late last month, authorities say a baby seal made it 4 miles from the water to the front yard of a Bay Area home before it was rescued. The female northern fur seal was also taken to the Marine Mammal Center.