The crews formed a blockade with vehicles and then use fire hoses to move the animal. Authorities asked for residents to stay clear of the area. Another attempt to get the sea lion into the water will be made Sunday.
Sitka, Alaska (KINY) A Steller sea lion wandered inland and firemen have been using fire hoses to encourage it to go back home.
Authorities moved to plan B and tranquilized the sea lion, and then transported it to the water's edge. When it woke up, it swam away.
The sea lion was first seen running down the road Friday morning near Penrod Hall, at Mt. Edgecumbe High School on Japonski Island. The sea lion was a male and about eight years old. It appeared to be in sound condition just scared, officials said.
Officials from the Sitka Police Department, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and others tried to usher it back to sea. They got the sea lion closer to the water but it ran into the woods.