Law enforcement authorities quickly captured a seal spotted near the on-ramp from Mission Bay Drive to southbound Interstate 5 Wednesday.
San Diego police officers helped animal control wardens corner the wayward pinniped and scoop it up in a net just before 7 a.m. Watch video
Sea lions have been a common sight on roads and sidewalks along San Diego’s coast.
Last Wednesday, a pup that waddled right up to the bike path near York Court in Mission Beach was found to be a repeat offender. His tag was evident the sea lion had been rehabilitated before.
In April, one actually hopped into a parked car along Ingraham Street.
Hundreds of pups have stranded along the coastline in Southern California beginning in January.
The epidemic, which caused National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to declare an "unusual mortality event" earlier this month, has baffled scientists.
Check back for updates to this developing story.