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Rogue sea lion bites at least 14 people in San Francisco lagoon; city bans swimming in area

Updated: November 17, 2006, 2:46 PM ET
Associated Press — Nov. 17, 2006

SAN FRANCISCO — A California sea lion has bitten at least 14 people and chased 10 others out of the water this week at a public park's lagoon, prompting the city to temporarily close the area to swimmers.

No serious injuries have been reported, but officials decided to ban swimming at the Aquatic Park Lagoon on Wednesday until the testy marine mammal has moved on.

Experts say the rogue sea lion could be protecting his harem of mates or might have brain damage from toxic algae. ...

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