How did a little sea lion end up at Oakland Airport?

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Thursday, December 20, 2018
Little sea lion rescued at Oakland Airport
After rescuing "Cruizin" at Oakland Airport, the Alameda County Sheriff's Office said they weren't sure where he was going, "but likely a flight to Hawaii."

OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) -- Flying home for the holidays?

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A little sea lion decided to pay a visit to Oakland International Airport Thursday morning.

Alameda County Sheriff's Office tweeted video of the encounter, along with a message.

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"We are not sure where he was trying to go but likely a flight to Hawaii. He was very cooperative and deputies coaxed him back to the bay where he is safe."

But a short time later, it returned and had to be coaxed again!

The sea lion, named "Cruizin," is now being cared for at the Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito, where they'll determine its age, sex, condition and any potential ailments.