Sea Lion Pup Removed from San Diego Restaurant

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The sea lion pup was simply looking for a nice meal.

A sea lion pup was forced to deal with some awful service when it was kicked out of a San Diego restaurant before it had a chance to order anything to eat. The pup had been patiently waiting to order in the restaurant all night, according to Reuters, but instead was greeted by SeaWorld employees who removed it from the premises.

The 20-pound pup was found sleeping in a booth Thursday morning at The Marine Room, reports NBC 4. Employees called rescuers who took the pup to SeaWorld’s Animal Rescue Center, but not before The Marine Room executive chef Bernard Guillas snapped a few photos of the adorable mammal.

Rescuers determined the pup was malnourished and dehydrated, according to NBC 4, which would explain why it was hanging around a restaurant. Even though they rudely refused to allow the pup to dine at The Marine Room, they were kind enough to feed and shelter it. Jody Westberg, a member of the rescue team, told the TV station recent weather trends have been forcing sea lion pups to seek shelter.

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SOURCE: Eater, Chris Fuhrmeister