Well That Was Terrifying: Sea Lion Grabs Girl From Dock

May 22, 2017


This is a short video of a sea lion grabbing a young girl from the dock of the Steveston Fisherman's Wharf in Richmond, British Columbia. That was pretty scary, and serves as an important reminder that sea lions are, in fact, lions, and respected as the terrifying killers that they are. Also, despite what some people might think, those 'PLEASE DON'T FEED THE ANIMALS' signs don't exist just to keep sign makers in business.

Keep going for the video while I try to befriend a seal.

Thanks to MSA, who agrees sea monkeys are way chiller.

  • Kaye Ting

    LOL. seal lion grab! *YOINK

  • Jakob Synn

    Don't know if this is the whole video seeing as how it won't play for me in my country but these people were harassing the sea lion and before it even grabbed her the sea lion nipped at the little girl. You'd think that would be a sign that maybe they should just let it be but no she had to sit there with her back to it like some moron and now she's the victim.

  • TalonDesigns

    I am impressed at how quickly (dad?) that man jumps in after the girl.

  • jodyberry

    According to news clip, sounds like the guy isn't related to girl. Geez, he jumps in, loses glasses, gets soaked, probably screws up cell phone, and kid's parent runs away without thanking him!

  • kingnotail

    0:13 Mmm striped panties.

  • TalonDesigns

    What a creep.

  • SamanthaFace

    wtf is wrong with you

  • Ciara Bonneau

    it lunged at her, everyone laughed it off and then it grabbed her the second time.... they were also feeding it shrimp according to by standers.

  • Captain Matticus, LP Inc.

    "It's not clear what caused the sea lion to grab the girl..."

    Why would a predatory animal attack a much smaller creature from behind in a surprise manner? It truly taxes the intellect, doesn't it?

  • Munihausen

    That girl had a whale of a problem on her hands.

  • Draco Basileus

    That gets my seal of approval.

  • Munihausen


    "Ar Ar Ar" they okay?"

  • Jenness

    This really is scary and it's easy to see with all the people, the boats, the traffic and the ledge how quickly this can happen. All animals I treat from cats to wild ones with a healthy respect.

  • captaindash

    You are bang on. At least this lady understood that: https://www.youtube.com/wat...

  • Jack Humphrey

    I like how I'm a Canadian, in BC, and the video, which took place minutes from my house, isn't available in my country.


  • tim

    Minutes from my house as well. GW is usually quite good about finding the original sources...he must've been distracted with his seal friendship-making and missed the easily-found original video on Youtube's Trending tab.

  • Will Chamberland

    Answer. USA ruined everything. Everything.

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