Viral Video Shows Why You Should Never Turn Your Back on a Sea Lion

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May 22, 2017

A young girl was with her family when a wild sea lion decided to make the day one to remember. The family had allegedly been feeding slices of bread to a hungry sea lion.

As the young girl decided to take a break, she sat down near the edge of the dock. As she sat down, turning her back to the water, the animal showed her just how powerful and fast sea lions can be.

Watch the video below to see the crazy moment that has now gone viral!

Robert Kiesman of the Steveston Harbour Authority in Canada, says the reckless behavior of the parents is to blame for this encounter.

"You wouldn't go up to a grizzly bear in the bush and hand him a ham sandwich, so you shouldn't be handing a thousand-pound wild animal in the water slices of bread," he said. "You can only spend so much time protecting people from their reckless behavior. We've now seen an example of why it's illegal to do this and why it's dangerous and frankly stupid to do this."

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