Police close road to stop drivers running over mating sea lions

Police blocked a street on Sunday to stop drivers from hitting frisky sea lions as they got down to it in the middle of the tarmac.

Images show officers using cones to cordon off the road to protect the sea lions, who had already escaped a metal fence set up a short distance away.

Half an hour after they’d done their business, police chased the seal lions back into the sea.

The Falklands is home to both southern sea lions and elephant seals. Sea lions arrive on the islands in late September for the breeding season which typically lasts until New Year, after which they raise their pups on land.

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