I mean, there was definitely a line crossed in how to act around wildlife but we don’t want to see anyone get hurt or in a dangerous situation especially a kid.
The parents here are completely to blame and that’s the sad truth of the matter.
Tourists need to learn that just because you’re on a vacation it doesn’t mean these wild animals are tame or like any zoo animal caged up.
We need to be safe around them or less we will always see videos like this one popping up.
And clearly, warning signs don’t work. They’re up in every dangerous area in North America and people still disregard and put themselves in dangerous situations with wildlife.
A group of tourists are seen admiring the beauty of a sea lion in this video. They are on the end of a dock in British Columbia and the sea lion is showing a lot of interest in the group of people.
With most animals this would be a fair sign to get away. But, the sea lion does seem so innocent as it swims in the ocean. I think it’s the fact that it is an ocean animal and the people area on their own territory standing on land.
Either way, everyone gets far to comfortable. A little girl looks straight down at it. That peaks the sea lions interest as it comes up to get a better look.
The little girl sits down and has her back turned to the sea lion. That’s when the animal reminds us all that it is wild and cannot be trusted.
It jumps up and grabs the girl in split second, pulling her straight into the ocean, a man dives into the water immediately grabbing the little girl.
It’s good to see she was safe and sound but we need to stop getting so close to these animals and giving them the opportunity to do this stuff.