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Shakira attacked by sea lion

On her Facebook page Shakira posts ‘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. “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.’

Why bother reporting another silly celebrity story?

Wild animals are dangerous, and visitors confusing them for Disney characters is a staple of South African storytelling. However, I have been unable to find a single mention of a sea-lion dang any damage, so it’s probable that imagination is the primary driver of the story. Seals, on the other hand, are really dangerous.

And many victors pay good cash to be threatened (safely) by great white sharks.


Feb 19, 2012Cape Town Tourism, News - -