Sea lion sneaks onto San Diego boat, wakes owner up with snores

SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- A San Diego boat owner got the surprise of a lifetime when he woke up to find a baby sea lion sleeping on the bunk next to him!

At about 2:30 a.m., Michael Duffy woke up to the sound of snoring. He looked around, didn't see anything and it went away. He figured maybe a friend had crashed for the night in his boat, which is docked at the Yacht Club.

About four hours later, he woke up to a sneeze and more snoring.

"Right there, curled up, just like a dog, on one of my bunks was a tiny, little baby sea lion," Duffy said.

"I was shocked," he said.

Duffy woke the pup up and shooed him out of the boat.

"He followed my instructions like a dog," Duffy said. "Then every once in a while he looks back and he didn't look like he wanted to leave."

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Sister station KGTV contributed to this report.
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