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Lost sea lion blocks the road after wandering miles of water in Washington state

‘Wayward’ sea lion weighing nearly 600 pounds is found meandering on a random road in Washington MILES away from water

  • The Sheriff’s Office of the Cowlitz County said the sea lion was found on Garlock Road, outside Castle Rock, Washington, Sunday
  • It was found about two miles from the nearest water source
  • Authorities believe the sea lion traveled up the Delameter Creek from the Cowlitz River to gain access to the area
  • The sea lion was eventually captured and returned to the Columbia River

Delegates in the state of Washington had a special Sunday because they were working to transport a nearly 600-pound sea lion back to a large water source after the large mammal was spotted on any road.

The Sheriff’s Office of the Cowlitz County divided into one release that the sea lion was found along Garlock Road, outside of Castle Rock, Washington, and about two miles from the nearest water source.

Sergeant Corey Huffine seemed to be the first responding officer on the spot.

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Cowlitz County Sheriff's Office shared that the sea lion was found on Garlock Road, outside of Castle Rock, Washington, on Sunday

Cowlitz County Sheriff’s Office shared that the sea lion was found on Garlock Road, outside Castle Rock, Washington, on Sunday

The sea lion was found about two miles from the nearest water source. Authorities believe that the sea lion traveled up the Delameter Creek from the Cowlitz River to gain access to the area.

The sea lion was found about two miles from the nearest water source. Authorities believe that the sea lion traveled up the Delameter Creek from the Cowlitz River to gain access to the area.

The sea lion was found about two miles from the nearest water source. Authorities believe that the sea lion traveled up the Delameter Creek from the Cowlitz River to gain access to the area.

Authorities believe that the sea lion traveled up the Delameter Creek from the Cowlitz River to gain access to the area.

Representatives from the sheriff’s office were assisted by Humane Society and Cowlitz County Public Works staff who were on site for a few hours.

They worked diligently to keep the sea lion at bay until the Department of Fish and Wildlife arrived with a trailer.

The big mammal on the road

The big mammal on the road

Sergeant Corey Huffine taking care of the big mammal

Sergeant Corey Huffine taking care of the big mammal

The sea lion watched up and down roads as the officials tried to drive him into a corner

Deputies at the sheriff's office were assisted by Humane Society and Cowlitz County Public Works staff

Deputies at the sheriff's office were assisted by Humane Society and Cowlitz County Public Works staff

Deputies at the sheriff’s office were assisted by Humane Society and Cowlitz County Public Works staff

They worked diligently to keep the sea lion at bay until the Department of Fish and Wildlife arrived with a trailer

They worked diligently to keep the sea lion at bay until the Department of Fish and Wildlife arrived with a trailer

They worked diligently to keep the sea lion at bay until the Department of Fish and Wildlife arrived with a trailer

Video shows people from the different departments who are trying to catch the sea lion and end up in a trailer

Video shows people from the different departments who are trying to catch the sea lion and end up in a trailer

Video shows people from the different departments who are trying to catch the sea lion and end up in a trailer

Video shows people from the different departments who are trying to catch the sea lion and end up in a trailer.

They also show the ‘quirky’ sea lion that enters the Columbia River.

Authorities checked the health of the sea lion before they were released back into the wild.

Becky Bennett with WDFW explained that officials checked the health of the big sea lion.

“Although it is not uncommon for sea lions to be in the Cowlitz River with all the smoke at this time of year, it was soon determined that this Steller sea lion from Washington had taken several wrong turns,” Bennett said CNN.

Becky Bennett with WDFW explained that officials checked the health of the large Stellar sea lion before releasing it

Becky Bennett with WDFW explained that officials checked the health of the large Stellar sea lion before releasing it

Becky Bennett with WDFW explained that officials checked the health of the large Stellar sea lion before releasing it

They also show the 'quirky' sea lion that enters the Columbia River

They also show the 'quirky' sea lion that enters the Columbia River

They also show the ‘quirky’ sea lion that enters the Columbia River

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