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Sea lion stops traffic as it crosses a busy road

By Mason White 1:10 PM March 18, 2013
seal lion on the road 

By: Sarah Weiss
(Scroll down for video) This is an interesting sight that we do not see very often. A seal lion made its way across a busy road bringing traffic to a halt.

A sea lion which weighs about half a ton and 9.8 feet long went for a walk in Santa Catarina, Brazil.

The animal came out of the sea, across the sand and landed in the middle of Atlantic Avenue, one of the busiest roads in the city.

Police officers and firefighters were called to the scene where they closed off the road for about 20 minutes as the sea lion pulled itself slowly across the road until it reached the sidewalk.

A biologist from the Department of Environment, said that the sea lion probably came out of the sea to rest. One hour and fifty minutes later, the sea lion returned to sea by itself.

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