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Shakira Bit By Sea Lion During Vacation in South Africa

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"Hips Don't Lie" singer Shakira was in for a surprise this past weekend during a vacation in South Africa's Cape Town.

Shakira and her friends were trying to get closer to some friendly seals and sea lions when the incident occurred. According to the Colombian singer's Facebook page, the singer was trying to take photos with the animals using her cellphone when "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." "Everyone there screamed, including me. I was paralyzed by fear and couldn’t move, I just kept eye contact with it while my brother ‘Super Tony’ jumped over me and literally saved my life, taking me away from the beast."

Shakira sea lion attack bite Shakira Bit By Sea Lion During Vacation in South Africa


Shakira thinks the sea lion thought she was holding food in her hand. "I believe what happened is that it confused the shiny reflection of the BlackBerry I was taking these pics with, with some sort of fish. It probably thought I was teasing it with food and then taking it away from it."

Check out more photos and read Shakira's entire explanation here.

Shakira stated that she is fine now, but her sea lion attack must have been quite a shocking surprise at the time.

I can't tell if that bite will leave a scar on her hand but if it does, it'll surely be a great conversation starter!


Source: Pop Crush
(Top) Photo Courtesy of: Pozele Online
Photos via: Facebook


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