The video of a sea lion that attacked a girl in Richmond, has gone viral.
A resident of Richmond captured on camera, the shocking video of a sea lion grabbing a young girl by the dress and dragging her into the water.
The young girl was dragged off a dock at Steveston in Richmond, B.C. SFU student Michael Fujiwara was on the dock when he saw the large, male sea lion approach, so he started filming it as a crowd gathered around the animal.
According to Fujiwara, a family began feeding bread crumbs to the sea lion, while the young girl got close to the edge of the dock.
“And it initially jumped up to the girl to read her I guess,” he said of the incident Fujiwara added that the sea lion came back up a second time, but this time grabbing the girl by the waist and dragging her down into the water.
The man jumped into the water to rescue the girl. It was not ascertained if the good Samaritan was related to the girl.
Fujiwara noted that no one was injured in the incident, but the girl and those with her left immediately after getting her back on the dock. “They were pretty shaken up,” he said.
“Her family were just in shock.” Fujiwara says he goes once a week to the docks, sees sea lions often, but has never witnessed anything like what he was able to capture on video.