Sprinkler causes Columbia River sea lions to scoot

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has a new tool against nuisance sea lions in the Columbia River -- a water sprinkler.

Wildlife officers installed a sprinkler with a motion detector on a dock. When a sea lion climbs on the dock, the sprinkler turns on.

KATU reports it appears sea lions don't like the noisy spray. They scoot off.

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Information from: KATU-TV, http://www.katu.com/