Four People Who Stole Baby Sea Lion from Its Mother Face Jail Time and a $10,000 Fine

April 20, 2015 2:49 PM

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Early Sunday morning, four people stole a sea lion pup from its mother, while both animals were at the Dockweiler State Beach.

Peter Wallerstein, who works at the Marine Animal Rescue, talked to City News Service saying that the baby sea lion might have bitten one of the suspects while they were trying to take it from its mother. According to Wellerstein, a baby sea lion’s bite is ten times more powerful than a pit bull’s.

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