Here is the scene on Thornton Avenue in Newark today shortly after the an elephant seal left the street.
Here’s the cutline:
A Northern Elephant Seal swims in the Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge in Newark, Calif. Thursday, Oct. 30, 2008. The almost yearling, or ‘weaner’, as it’s referred to by staff at the Marine Mammal Center, probably got into the refuge at high tide, and at one point crawled up on Thornton Ave. in Newark, causing the road to be shut down. He eventually started heading out to sea again, while monitored by U.S. Fish and Wildlife personell. (Bea Ahbeck/The Argus)