Shakira attacked by crazed sea lion in South Africa

Shakira attacked by crazed sea lion in South Africa

Cape Town : South Africa | Feb 15, 2012 at 9:43 AM PST
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WOW - Singer Shakira attacked by sea lion In South Africa

Report By: Nina Rai

Cape Town, 15 Feb, 2012

A news sure to send her fans into a tizzy, pop star Shakira is said to have been attacked by a sea lion on Sunday afternoon Feb 13, 2012, while on a nature sojourn on the outskirts of Cape Town, South Africa. Agence France-Presse confirms the incident took place on Sunday.

Check Pic: Shakira at the Cape Town Beach

The chart-busting Colombian singer-songwriter was trying to capture some tantalizing pictures of a sea lion. However, the mammal taking her mobile phone to be fish jumped out of the water and tried to bite her.

It was in the nick of time that 35-year-old Shakira’s brother managed to pull her away from the sea animal. Thankfully the brother-sister duo managed to escape with few scratches and bruises.

Later Shakira posted about the incident in her blog along-with pictures of the same. Referring to the incident she wrote “This afternoon I happened to see some sea lions and seals. I thought how cute they were so decided to get closer than all of the other tourists and went down to a rock. Suddenly, one jumped out of the water so fast that it got about one foot away from me, looked me in the eye, roared in fury and tried to bite me.”

Shakira than goes on to write in her blog that everyone present there started screaming including herself. She says she was “paralyzed by fear” and could not budge. However, she managed to keep her eye contact with the sea lion. In the meantime her bother “Super Tony” just lunged over her and pulled her away from the beast. In the bargain, literally saving her life, she writes.

Check Pic: Tony with the sea lion

“We both got our hands and legs scratched by the rocks while trying to protect ourselves,” she informs. Further putting the incident in perspective Shakira wrote: “I believe it confused the reflection of the BlackBerry phone I was taking pics with, with some sort of fish. It thought I was teasing it with food.”

Shakira even confirmed the incident herself by posting a full report of the incident on her Facebook page. The ‘Hips Don’t Lie’ world famous singer posted a picture of herself with some penguins in her blog. She wrote: “Today with the penguins! Definitely friendlier!” Probably a case of once bitten (by sea lion) and twice shy, with the penguins any day being a safer bet.

Source: The Sun

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The "She Wolf" singer wrote on her Facebook page that she was observing some underwater life during an aquatic excursion when a sea lion "jumped out of the water" and "attacked" her.
Nina Rai is based in Mangaluru, Karnataka, India, and is an Anchor on Allvoices.
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