Sea lion pulls girl into attacking sea that could have been avoided

Do you know those "Do Not Feed the Animals" signs? For then they have a very important reason to exist. Recently, a family of tourists found out in the worst way what could happen by not following this rule. In the video above, you can see the moment when a sea lion grabs a girl and drags her into the sea.

The attack took place on a pier in Richmond, Canada, when a group of people were throwing pieces of bread at the animal in the water. By then, the sea lion was being cute, posing for the tourist cameras. Only, without warning, the animal grabs the child's dress and pulls it into the water.

Quickly, a man throws himself into the sea and prevents the girl from drowning or the sea lion to bite her. "My first reaction to the video is how stupid some people can be to not treat wildlife with due respect, " criticized Andrew Tites, professor and researcher of marine life at the University of British Columbia.

According to Tites, the animal in question was a male of the species, not born to live with humans - much less to act as an attraction, as was happening at the time of the attack. The expert also explains that, in fact, the sea lion had no intention of hurting the child, but may have confused the dress she was wearing with the bread being thrown.

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