Tuesday, July 10, 2012


Sad story...there was a sea lion lost in the slough near our house. I could hear his cries for days. I wasn't sure what it was but I heard on the news yesterday that it was a seal. He had gotten lost and swam up the slough instead the bay. They felt he was disoriented and old so they euthanized him . I am so sad. The poor baby was lost. Imagine how alone and scared he felt. Why didn't they just catch him with a net and take him back to the ocean? I am sick about this. :(

This is not an actual picture of the lost sea lion but he was probably just as cute.


SueAnn Lommler said...

Oh dear.,..that is terrible!! And you are right...too sad!!

Mosaic Magpie said...

That makes me want to cry....I feel for you to have heard him crying. Our neighbors had cows a few years ago, when they took the calves away from their mothers I could hear them crying...very sad, but not as sad as this story...it does seem like they could have done something to get him whee he belonged.

DeeDee said...

:( oh my that is very sad.... bless his heart.. may he RIP.

brenda Salzano said...

I too heard him all the way down here at the slough beginning. But in the animal world, they rarely "get lost" They will leave their group when something is really wrong and go off to die. They know they are about to die and choose to go alone somewhere. Usually it would be a beach tho, not that far up the slough! I think his brain was infected or so senile it just kept swimming to a place to die. so sad, we always want to help our animals but many times we cannot. In some ways it might save the rest of the animals if they have something contagious by going off alone to die. Still sad.