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A Sea Lion Pup Looking For Love Took A Ride On A Kayak On Valentine’s Day

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A young sea lion was looking for love on Valentine's Day so decided to catch a ride on the back of a family's kayak.

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The incident took place in Santa Barbara's Stearns Wharf at the weekend, KEYT-TV reported.

Father Rodney Gist, who was at the back of the kayak, told KTLA 5 News: "At first it felt like he was pushing the kayak. We felt him back there."

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“Next thing you know, I could tell he had climbed aboard.

“I could tell he was kind of playful like a dog.”

Gist’s daughter, Lee Lee, added: “Maybe he just was tired of swimming. Maybe he was wanting to interact with people. Maybe he just wanted to snuggle."

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KEYT-TV said the family, from Orange County, enjoyed the pup's company for about 20 minutes before heading back into the ocean, with the family claiming it may have been spooked by the crowd which gathered to watch.