PERTH, Australia - A sea lion leaped out of the sea and attacked a 13-year-old girl as she surfed behind a speedboat off Australia’s west coast, a newspaper reported Sunday.
This story reminded me of something I saw a few years ago in Bodega Bay. There was a big sea lion that would always hang out in the water at the end of one of the floating docks.
I was watching him, when a high-heeled tourist, in very glitzy clothing, walks up to the end of the dock, leans down, gets her face very close to the sea lion, and starts making kissy noises.
After a few seconds of this, the sea lion lunged out of the water at her with a roar, coming several feet up onto the dock. That lady moved fast, and didn't get touched, but it was close.
Better than any Sea World show than I've seen.