They have surprised the users of public toilets by their sudden appearances and stopped a children’s soccer match by ambling onto the field. They have frolicked in a community swimming pool and shut down an urban road for weeks. One even gave birth near the 13th hole of a golf course.
This is very good news. These rare sea lions had their ranks seriously diminished by hunters. But they’re back from the subantarctic islands where they’d escaped human predations.
It’s a mystery. And we love mysteries, don’t we? Along with romping sea lions, one of which clearly wanted to join a soccer match.
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