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Old 06-11-2013, 09:24 AM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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Poor little sea lion must have been exhausted. I can understand why this man thought it was a great day. Would you have reached out to pet this little guy?

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Old 06-13-2013, 08:01 AM
 
Location: Duluth, MN
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Nope. It's illegal under the Marine Mammal Protection Act.
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Old 06-13-2013, 09:27 AM
 
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Awwww how cute, would loved to have been able to pet him. What a nice exp to have!
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Old 06-13-2013, 11:12 AM
 
Location: Alameda, CA
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Nope. It's illegal under the Marine Mammal Protection Act.
Petting doesn't seem to be, but offering shelter to one apparently is illegal...


Sooo cute.
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Old 07-02-2013, 03:31 PM
 
Location: Duluth, MN
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Petting...or anything that can be construed as disturbing the animal's normal feeding/breeding/migration cycle (which is pretty much all they do) is still a violation.

You may be able to get out of the ticket, but you'll still end up in court.
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Old 07-02-2013, 03:48 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles>Little Rock>Houston>Little Rock
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Absolutely I would have tried to pet him and happily paid any ticket, applicable.
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