Elephant seal tries to cross Calif. road

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A 500 Lb Elephant Seal Tries to Cross the Road

BY: TROY FRISBY


An elephant seal in Northern California decided to make like Lindsey Buckingham and go her own way. The only problem is that it meant heading for dry land, before she was rerouted from the highway back to the sea.

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The California Highway Patrol had quite the traffic disturbance when the 500-pound seal reportedly tried to make her way over a highway divider.

This seal already knew why the chicken had crossed the road, and like Adele, she wanted to say hello from the other side.

However, this dream was not meant to be. With help from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and The Marine Mammal Center, authorities were able to corral the seal back to the water.

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But she was not so easily dissuaded from her adventure, and the seal made it back to land twice.

Authorities then set up a watch to keep an eye on the seal and hopefully keep her in the water for good.

Many people were curious though as to why the Highway Patrol would not simply let the seal cross the road. The answer was because there was no water on the other side.

Regardless, she must have been a big fan of "The O.C." to throw caution to the wind and say, "California, here I come."

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