Shakira Left Shaken After Encounter With Sea Lion
First Published: February 12, 2012 9:14 PM EST Credit: Getty Premium
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- It appears the She Wolf is no match for the sea lion.
On Sunday morning, Shakira hit her Facebook page to recount her encounter with the ocean creature – an encounter which left her terrifired.
“This afternoon I happened to see some sea lions and seals. I thought to myself how cute they were so I decided to get a bit closer than all of the other tourists and went down to a rock trying to pet them doing a baby talk while taking pictures,” Shakira wrote on her Facebook page.
“Suddenly, one of them jumped out of the water so fast and impetuously that it got about one foot away from me, looked me in the eye, roared in fury and tried to bite me,” she added.
The Colombian pop superstar said the mammal left her “paralyzed by fear.”
“I just kept eye contact with it while my brother ‘Super Tony’ jumped over me and literally saved my life, taking me away from the beast,” she continued. “We both got our hands and legs scratched by the rocks while trying to protect ourselves.”
Shakira blamed the animal’s outburst on the glare off her mobile device.
“I believe what happened is that it confused the shiny reflection of the blackberry I was taking these pics with, with some sort of fish,” she noted. “It probably thought I was teasing it with food and then taking it away from it.”
For more of Shakira’s account and photos of the incident, Click HERE.
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