Sea lion shows up in Oregon city park

Sea lion shows up in Oregon city park
Photo courtesy of the West Linn Police Department.

WEST LINN, Ore. - A sea lion has shown up on a rocky beach at a West Linn park.

The sea lion was first spotted at the north end of Mary S. Young Park several days ago and the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife (ODFW) has been monitoring the animal closely.

According to Professor Debbie Duffield, a professor of biology at Portland State University, the sea lion is recovering from an injury but is doing well.

Duffield said the male sea lion is a large territorial bull. She said he will move on at some point.

ODFW is advising folks to stay away (federal law prohibits touching, feeding or disturbing marine mammals).

Photo courtesy of the West Linn Police Department.