1897: The Great Sea Lion Escape From Glen Island on the Long Island Sound

In 1897, New Yorkers were baffled by the escape of three sea lions from the Glen Island summer resort. The sea lions were housed in an elliptical fish pond surrounded by a six-foot-high wire fence. How did they escape? Sadly the truth is less adventurous then our imaginations would like: tragically, a woman’s (smuggled) dog revealed a small hole in the fence and ran into the enclosure, only to meet an untimely end at the hands (or, mouths…) of the remaining sea lions.
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