Viral Video: Sea Lion Pulls Girl Underwater

 

Viral video: Little girl gets pulled underwater by a sea lion in British Columbia after sitting on the ledge of a dock while other tourists feed the animal bread crumbs.

The sea lion obviously mistaking her for food or thinking that she had food, was dragged underwater for a brief amount of time.  A man jumped in after to save her.  The little girl appeared uninjured after the incident.

After reviewing the video SeaWorld expert Eric Otjen said: “With wild sea lions, especially, you don’t want to feed them, you don’t want to interact with them and you definitely don’t want to turn your back on them,"

"[When you feed them], it builds an expectation with the animal that they’re going to get something from you," added Otjen.

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