Sea lion found in wooded area miles away from major waterway
CASTLE ROCK, Wash. — On Sunday morning, Cowlitz County deputies helped out a critter that you wouldn’t expect to find in the woods.
A sheriff’s office Facebook post said a sea lion was wandering on Garlock Road outside Castle Rock — more than 50 miles from the coast. There are streams near Garlock Road, but the closest major waterways — the Cowlitz River and Columbia River — are still miles away.
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and deputies managed to catch the sea lion and transport it the Columbia River.