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Amazing Baby Sea Lion

English: California Sea Lion pup barks at me w...

English: California Sea Lion pup barks at me while I photograph it. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A BABY SEA LION climbs on a boat and makes himself at home on someone’s lap Here’s the story according to Huffington News:

J.R. Gilkinson had never seen anything like it. The California man was sailing off Newport Beach with his niece and some friends when a sea lion pup hopped aboard the back deck of the boat and slowly edged closer to him.
Thinking quickly, Gilkinson captured the extraordinary moment on film. In the video, filmed on May 18 the baby sea lion snuggles with the sailor and lays in Gilkinson’s lap as it appears to rest its eyes. He didn’t budge for an hour.
“It was one of the most amazing experiences I’ve ever had,” Gilkinson told The Huffington Post. “I appreciated every second because I didn’t know how long it was going to last.” Though Gilkinson noted that people are typically told not to approach sea lions — under National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration guidelines — he added that “it was completely on the sea lion’s terms.” “He wanted to come rest on me,” he said. “So we let him.” When it was time to return to harbor, Gilkinson actually had to stand up and tell the sea lion it was time to go. After some gentle nudges, the pup walked to the end of the boat and jumped back into the water. Gilkinson spoke with other sailors in the area and confirmed what he initially thought: This type of thing “just doesn’t happen.”


5 comments on “Amazing Baby Sea Lion

  1. Waldo "Wally" Tomosky
    November 28, 2013

    Another terrific post Judy. Thanks


    • Judy
      November 28, 2013

      Hi Wally, You are an old softie like me. So glad you liked it. cheers Judy 🙂


  2. oldpoet56
    November 28, 2013

    Judy this is truly a wonderful heart warming story, thank you for posting it.



    • Judy
      November 28, 2013

      Thanks Ted so glad that you enjoyed it cheers Judy 🙂


  3. donnajeanmcdunn
    November 29, 2013

    So cute. I think he was tired and just wanted some company. I hope he found his family after he rested.


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