As he is feeding the birds, lo and behold, out from the slipstream emerges a huge, majestic but friendly sea lion seeking a huge slice of the pie.
The 75-day-old male and female cubs, Fathy and Filisteen (Palestine), have become playthings for bored neighbours of their owner, bakery owner Naseem Abu Jamea, though animal experts expressed concern on hearing of the situation.
The nearly 200-year-old zoo's finances have been savaged by the coronavirus that shuttered it till June, but its traditional week-long weigh-in will give staff a chance to see how its 19,000 animals have been faring.
The peculiar episode took place in the state of Washington in the US, where the animal was found at ‘a significant distance’ from any water body, before being released into its natural habitat.
Rangers in the Pakistani capital's Margalla Hills National Park saw animal activity increase soon after the city was locked down in March to counter the coronavirus.
Paramedics treated the 35-year-old at the Shoalhaven Zoo, in New South Wales (NSW) state, which has been closed since March 25 because of shutdowns to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus.