To follow up on Wil’s post, I just saw a story in the LA Times about the growing problem with California sea lions in Newport Harbor.
In a scene that has played out up and down the West Coast, the whiskered creatures are charming tourists but exasperating local officials, who are considering a bizarre array of methods to thwart the federally protected mammals.
Tonight, the Harbor Commission will discuss the situation, which took on added urgency after 18 sea lions piled onto a 37-foot sailboat this month and sank it.
I know there have been discussion here about coyotes and how they’ve creeped into urban life, but I don’t they hold a candle to an invasion of sea lions. Can you imagine if a pack of coyotes hauled themselves up on your car until the tires were flat and the chassis was sitting on the ground? It’s kinda like that.