Animal rescue groups search for sea lion

This photo, sent to ABC7 by the Guerra Family of Texas, shows a sea lion in distress at Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco. Animal rescue groups say they'll attempt an early morning rescue to remove what looks like fishing wire from the sea lion's neck.
July 11, 2011 11:52:18 AM PDT
Animal rescue groups are trying to find a sea lion in distress that was spotted last week at Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco.

Several photos were sent to ABC7 by the Guerra Family from Texas. Their daughter took the photos on Thursday and Friday next to Pier 239. The sea lion appears to have fishing line wrapped around its neck in the photos.

Pier 39 told ABC7 they called animal rescue experts, but they have not been able to catch the sea lion to cut the wire away.

Animal rescue officials say they do not want to distress the sea lion any more than it might already be, so they will wait until early morning before attempting another rescue.


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