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SAN DIEGO – A curious sea lion recently wandered into The Cave Store in La Jolla and appeared to greet some guests as they came into the store.

“A young sea lion climbed up all 145 steps from Sunny Jim Sea Cave and wandered into The Cave Store right at closing today!” The Cove Store posted on Facebook on January 21.  The store is located at 1325 Coast Boulevard near La Jolla Cove.

The marine animal was in the store for about 10 minutes, until a woman who works at the gift store lured him out with some salmon.

“He was confused and scared before I got him out the back door, through the garden gate, and heading back to the ocean,” she posted on Facebook.

Video posted to Facebook shows a few people watching him in a store aisle.