OKLAHOMA CITY (PIX11) — An Oklahoma nurse saved a dying sea lion while on vacation with her son in California.
Anna Priest was visiting what her friends called the “real” California — a remote location known to be peaceful, KFOR reported. While there, the group came across a sea lion that looked like “it had given up hope.”
Priest says the sun baked sea lion was crying, causing her to want to help the animal even more. While her friends initally refused, Priest took initiative by pouring water onto the sea lion.
Her efforts proved successful as the animal was able to eventually get back on its flippers and into the ocean.
“It changed my life,” Priest told KFOR. “I feel like we need to help everyone and everything. If we see a need, you know. We can fill it. At least try.”
A marine biologist told KFOR the sea lion must have been close to death because they are normally aggressive animals.