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Girl bitten by sick sea lion recovering

Posted at 5:43 PM, Aug 05, 2019

The 13-year-old girl who was bitten by a sea lion at Pismo Beach in June is recovering from her injury.

The girl's mother said her daughter is doing great and is ready to start high school at the beginning of the school year.

The girl's doctor has also cleared her to start playing soccer next week.

The girl was hospitalized after being bitten in the leg while standing in knee deep water.

The sea lion was treated for domoic acid toxicosis, an illness that causes erratic and unpredictable behavior in the animals.

The Patrol Captain with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife said he is not aware of any new cases of sea lions with domoic acid poisoning.