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Man faces up to year in jail for gunning down elephant seal

Man faces up to year in jail for gunning down elephant seal
A man who used to live in California could spend up to a year in prison after he admitted to killing an elephant seal last year.

COVID variant A man who used to live in California could spend up to a year in prison after he admitted to killing an elephant seal last year.The federal charge stems from the 2019 killing of a northern elephant seal near the Piedras Blancas Marine and Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary.The elephant seal was found dead with the following morning with a bullet wound in its head.United States Attorney Nikola Hanna on Monday concluded Gerbich, who now lives in Utah, “knowingly took, that is, hunted, captured, and killed, a marine mammal, namely, a northern elephant seal.

45-caliber pistol when he drove to beach near San Simeon the evening of Sept.Elephant seals on a beach at Piedras Llancas near San Simeon California Coats in San Simeon, Calif.

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