ASTOUNDING new footage shows a sea lion grabbing a little girl off a dock and pulling her underwater.
The kid was feeding the male sea lion breadcrumbs near the water near Vancouver, Canada, on Saturday, but when she sat down on the edge of the jetty, the huge creature tried to make a meal out of her — grabbing her dress in its jaws and dragging her into the water, New York Post reports.
“It initially jumped up to the girl to read her I guess,” Michael Fujiwara, the local who captured the dramatic video told the CBC, Canada’s main broadcaster.
“And then it came back up a second time, but this time grabbing the girl by the waist and dragging her down into the water.”
Fortunately, a man quickly jumped in and hauled the girl out and people on the dock dragged both to the safety of dry land. Mr Fujiwara didn’t know if the pair are related, because they left pretty quickly afterwards.
“They were pretty shaken up,” he told the CBC. “Her family were just in shock.”
This story was first published by New York Post and is reproduced here with their permission