Reality TV World People News   Ratings News   Scheduling News   Application News   Spoiler News
Show Updates   Features & Interviews   Image Gallery   Message Boards   Shows Listing

HOME > OTHER ENTERTAINMENT NEWS > Quirky NEWS

At 900 pounds, Oregon sea lion doing fine


UPI News Service, 03/14/2013 

A 900-pound male sea lion is doing well on the rocks in West Linn, Ore., contrary to reports of lethargy and illness, a biology professor said.

ADVERTISEMENT
The sea lion, known officially as C-742, was the worry of visitors to Mary S. Young Park in the Portland suburb of West Linn. Camped full-time on the rocks near the Willamette River, he appeared to be near death, the (Portland) Oregonian said Thursday.

Portland State University biology professor Debbie Duffield said, however, he was merely showing territorial tendencies and was healthy except for a few wounds likely picked up by squabbling with other breeding males.

She described him as "very well fed."

C-742 now returns to the rocks regularly to rest after swimming, a sign of proper health, the newspaper said.

Police have restated their warning to stay clear of him, nonetheless.

"Please just leave it alone. He's not sick, and he just does what he does," said West Linn police spokesman Mike Francis.

Signs have been posted throughout the park, advising dog owners to keep their pets leashed, to avoid conflict with the sea lion.


DISCUSS AND COMMENT ON THIS STORY
Reality TV World now offers Facebook Comments on our stories. To post a comment, log into Facebook and then 'Add' your comment. To report spam or abuse, click the 'X' in the upper right corner of the comment box.


Get more Reality TV World! Follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook or add our RSS feed.


Copyright 2013 United Press International, Inc. (UPI). Any repr








Take Our User Survey





Page generated in 0.066471099853516 seconds
About Reality TV World   •   Advertise on Reality TV World  •   Contact Reality TV World  •   Privacy Policy   •   RSS Feed