February 15, 2012

Shakira Attacked By Sea Lion!


Shakira was attacked by a sea lion (which always looked pretty friendly to us!) while on vacation in South Africa!
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The “Hips Don’t Lie” singer was climbing down onto a huge rock at the water’s edge to take a photo of the sea lion with her cell phone. Mistaking her cell phone for a fish, the sea lion jumped out of the water and lunged at the star!
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“Suddenly, one of them jumped out of the water so fast and impetuously that it got about one foot away from me, looked me in the eye, roared in fury and tried to bite me,” the singer wrote on her facebook page. “Everyone there screamed, including me. I was paralyzed by fear and couldn’t move.”
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Luckily, family was close by to come to her aid!
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“My brother ‘Super Tony’ jumped over me and literally saved my life. Taking me away from the beast,” she says.
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Interestingly, Shakira had not long before been complaining that she hadn’t been seeing much wildlife while on her trip!
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“It’s funny that only half an hour before I was complaining to my guide Andrew that I never get to see wild animals up close on adventurous trips,” Shakira wrote in her Facebook post. “Oh well, I can’t say that anymore!! Now I’m off to see some penguins! I hope they are a bit more friendly!”
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We do, too! And we’re glad you’re okay, Shakira!
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