This is the adorable moment a sea lion decides to take a dip in a hotel pool, then steals a guest’s lounger.
Sea lion Wendy and her pup, Lulu, visit the Galapagos Islands hotel every day to swim in the pool.
In footage captured by a guest, Wendy can be seen struggling a few steps from the sea and then swimming in the pool.
Sea lion Wendy and her pup, Lulu, visit the Galapagos Islands hotel every day to swim in the pool (Pictured: Wendy entering the pool)
Wendy swam just one length of the pool, unsurprisingly managing it in one breath
Wendy encouraged a guest to leave the sun lounger after stepping out of the pool
But Wendy didn’t stop there and after a brief swim, got out of the pool after washing off the salt water and settled heavily into a sun lounger to the astonishment of tourists at the exclusive resort – including a man who was forced to walk away when the sea lion decided she was going to rest in her chair.
Tourists at the resort are advised that Wendy is a regular visitor and are asked to keep at least six feet away.
They are also warned not to touch or feed Wendy or the cub.
Locals say Wendy and her pup can spend several hours sleeping on the lounge chairs.
A witness, who filmed a recent visit, said: “The animals here are so respected and loved – everyone is asked to keep a distance of 6ft from them and not touch or feed them. ”
“I took this video while I was sitting on our balcony.
“My husband and I were in Galapagos for our honeymoon.”
The guest was able to retrieve their towel before Wendy settled on the deckchair
After the excitement, Wendy rolled over for a nap