ABC7 posted this (very) raw video of a sea lion spotted screwing around at Crissy. If time is of the essence, fast forward to about 1:30, to watch the pinniped head back home. It’s really quite soothing.

The recent spate of wandering sea lions has been ascribed to fluctuating ocean conditions that have impacted their food supply. However, you might still be able to watch this video without mulling that Inconvenient Truth — we spoke to the Marine Mammal Center, which said that quick forays to the beach aren’t uncommon for these guys, that we mainly need to get concerned for the lions’ health when they go further astray.

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Eve Batey is the editor and publisher of the San Francisco Appeal. She used to be the San Francisco Chronicle's Deputy Managing Editor for Online, and started at the Chronicle as their blogging and interactive editor. Before that, she was a co-founding writer and the lead editor of SFist. She's been in the city since 1997, presently living in the Outer Sunset with her husband, cat, and dog. You can reach Eve at

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