Baby Sea Lion Goes Up on the Roof

California man hears noises, finds visitor on 2nd-floor deck
By Marie Morris,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 23, 2010 3:35 PM CDT

A California man who heard noises outside his apartment investigated and found himself nose-to-snout with a baby sea lion—on his two-story building's roof deck. "I think, maybe this guy can be my friend?" blogged Mike Kai. "Maybe he can live in my bathtub like the 1994 classic movie Andre? We'd hang out all the time and people would respect us. If they didn't we would escape on a wild adventure..."

Newport Beach animal control responded to Kai's call for help and had other ideas. Little Andre is seriously underweight and will need 2 to 3 months of rehab—and a new moniker. "His name is Fiddler," a rep for the Pacific Marine Mammal Center, which took in the tiny pinniped, tells the Orange County Register. "Like, 'On the roof.' (More sea lions stories.)

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