Shakira Attacked by a Sea Lion
On Sunday , While she was on vacation in Cape Town, South Africa she was attacked by a sea lion . She just left a message on facebook page with some images :
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… 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. Everyone there screamed, including me. I was paralyzed by fear and couldn’t move, 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. We both got our hands and legs scratched by the rocks while trying to protect ourselves. 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. It probably thought I was teasing it with food and then taking it away from it. Wow! It’s funny that only half an hour before I was complaining to my guide Andrew that I never get to see wild animals up close on adventurous trips. Oh well, I can’t say that anymore!! Now I’m off to see some penguins! I hope they are a bit more friendly!
The 34-year-old “Whenever, Wherever” singer is just fine. According to her post, Shakira got scratched up when she leaned in to pet the lounging sea lions “doing a baby talk while taking pictures” with her BlackBerry. Not everyone thought this was cute, however: Suddenly, one of them jumped up out of the water, “looked me in the eye, roared in fury and tried to bite me.”
Shakira scraped her palm on a rock when her brother — whom she calls “Super Tony” — barged in to her rescue. It appears the sea lion also retreated into safe waters.