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Two enormous sea lions stretch out on tiny boat near Olympia

Dec 20, 2019, 6:43 PM
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(KIRO 7)
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Squirrels on jet skis, monkeys on bicycles, and now sea lions on boats. In the first two cases the animals look a bit alarmed to be there (probably because a human made them), but in this case the expression on the sea lions’ faces is as casual as can be, almost as though they own the boats. And they sort of did, at least for awhile.

In a video that’s since been making the rounds on the internet, two seemingly enormous sea lions can be seen stretching out on a poor little boat sailing through Eld Inlet near Olympia. It was captured by Joshua Phillips and posted recently on the Instagram page of the company he works for, Spawn Fly Fish. The video has since received more than a million hits, reports The Seattle Times.

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“The boat is so close to sinking. If that thing eats three more salmon it’s done for,” someone can be heard saying in the video.

No one knows how or why the sea lions came to be on the boat. They may have stolen it for a joyride or perhaps rented it and were filming a music video.

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According to The Olympian, a third sea lion actually tried to board the nearly sinking boat but was not let aboard by the other two, much in the same way Kate Winslet wouldn’t let Leonardo DiCaprio on her raft at the end of Titanic.

It’s not clear if that rejected sea lion was ever able to find his own boat.

 

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Two enormous sea lions stretch out on tiny boat near Olympia