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Sea lion seizes control of sheriff's patrol boat

June 30, 2009 |  4:42 pm

Ktla_newsHere's one of the stories that KTLA Channel 5 News is planning for its 10 p.m. broadcast:

SEA LION COMMANDEERS PATROL BOAT: A sea lion unexpectedly took the helm of an Orange County Sheriff's Harbor Patrol fire boat recently. Deputies had loaded the creature onto their vessel after residents complained that it was behaving aggressively toward children on a Newport Beach dock. As deputies prepared to relocate the creature, the sea lion got into the pilot's seat. Deputies said they discovered the animal with its flippers on the patrol boat's controls.

Video from the O.C. Register: