An unexpected guest turned up at a La Jolla hotel on Tuesday morning. A sea lion pup was found at Pantai Inn.
The sea lion left the ocean and either climbed up steep rocks or a set of stairs to get to the street level of Coast Boulevard in La Jolla. She then crossed the street and waddled into a patio at Pantai Inn to get comfy on a patio chair.
The La Jolla Cove, a popular hang out for sea lions, is just 1,000 feet from the hotel.
"I got an email saying that we had a sea lion pup lounging on our patio," Shane Pappas said in an release to SeaWorld. Pappas checked the hotel's surveillance camera to find footage of the marine mammal guest checking into the hotel's patio.
SeaWorld San Diego rescued the malnourished and dehydrated pup that weighed 27.5-pound California seal lion. The park will reportedly release the animal in a few days after some care.
SeaWorld has rescued 229 marine mammals from San Diego beaches this year. In 2012, SeaWorld San Diego's Animal Rescue and Rehabilitation Program rescued and cared for 131 marine mammals.