What started off as a picturesque outing in Cape Town, South Africa, nearly turned deadly for Colombian singer Shakira.
No, not really.
But the singer took to her Facebook page to recount the details of a traumatic encounter she had with a sea lion while she was trying to take a photo of it with her Blackberry.
“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,” she wrote. “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.”
Sea lions are generally docile creatures who interact well with humans unless provoked.
Shakira, however, proved otherwise when she posted a picture of her injuries:
We are just glad to hear that Shakira made it through the ordeal, and let’s just hope this “beast” doesn’t strike again.