Update, 8:50 a.m. Wednesday: Using a kayak to get the seal to move its 900 pounds where rescuers wanted it to go didn't work. Thus, Plan B: sedation and transportation to Point Reyes, where presumably an elephant seal can make a happier home than on the side of the highway.
Veterinarians from the Marine Mammal Center confirmed that the elephant seal is healthy, and also that she is pregnant, as had been speculated.
— ABC7 News (@abc7newsBayArea) December 29, 2015
Boy, did our Twitter feed ever blow up today with news about that Highway 37 elephant seal.
To catch you all up, the elephant seal caused a traffic jam yesterday at Highway 37 near Tolay Creek in Sonoma County, when she repeatedly tried to cross the two-lane expressway and climb over the center divider. Motorists who stopped and tried to help reported that she attacked their vehicles, the California Highway Patrol said.