Sea lion girl doing 'OK'

They also said the girl had a small wound on her lower body and she's been treated.

In the video, you can hear people laughing and whistling at sea lion and holding their hands over the water, as if they were holding a treat.

She is now receiving proper treatment after the aquarium became concerned she may have may have broken skin after the encounter with the animal. She was dragged into the water and nearly instantly pulled to safety by an individual identified as the young girl's grandfather. "Although they do seem friendly and they look cute, they are wild animals, and they are more vicious than you probably would tend to think".

In an interview with the CBC, the father of the girl pulled into the water denied that anyone in the family was feeding the animal.

The video shows the girl laughing at the sea lion's head bobbing in the water before turning to sit down at the edge of the pier.

More news: Toyota, BMW, Subaru, Mazda agree to $553 million settlement with Takata

The girl was seen on video shrieking as she was dragged into the cold water.

Section 7 of the Marine Mammal Regulations reads: "No person shall disturb any marine mammal".

The harbor's general manager later told The Post that the family only has itself to blame for letting a young kid get so close to the clearly agitated beast, while its chief told local media that feeding the animal was akin to giving a grizzly bear "a ham sandwich".

Attwood, an English expatriate who has been living in the area for the past decade, said watching the video "made me bloody furious".

An official later accused the family - who live in Vancouver, 25 miles away, but were assumed to be foreign tourists by many viewers - of having fed the wild animals, calling people who do so "blockheads" and "incredibly stupid". "If it sees food it will go for it".

More news: Mike Windle/Getty Images for ESPN

In a reflex reaction, a man, despite being fully dressed, jumped into the water to rescue the little girl before she was dragged deeper.

It's impossible to stop the public from feeding the animals, especially if the harbour authority doesn't impose any fines, Walker said.

"There was somebody beside them that was trying to feed them". We've all been told, over and over again. Although they seem to be harmless, experts say that irresponsible feeding of wildlife can cause unsafe close encounters.

Others felt dejected that their children were not appetizing and attractive enough for the sea lion. "It's the people who have created the problem".

More news: How to protect yourself from the massive ransomware attack


Popular
  • Health care is key issue as Montana fills US House seat

    Health care is key issue as Montana fills US House seat

    Montana is one of the most dependent states on federal money, partly because about 50 percent of Montana is public land. The Progressive Turnout Project, for example, has spent $14,825 on employees to get out the vote for Quist.
    Supreme Court rules North Carolina congressional districts racially gerrymandered

    Supreme Court rules North Carolina congressional districts racially gerrymandered

    It argued the Republicans who controlled the redistricting process wanted to make surrounding districts safer for GOP candidates. Bob Phillips, executive director of Common Cause North Carolina, pointed out reasons both parties should support reform.
    Japan cabinet approves bill to let emperor abdicate

    Japan cabinet approves bill to let emperor abdicate

    The bill also did not mention about the imperial family allowing women to stay in the palace upon marriage, Reuters noted. But there is no provision under the existing law for him to abdicate and be succeeded by Crown Prince Naruhito.
  • Nazarbayev invites Korea's new president Moon Jae-in to Kazakhstan

    Moon also told Xi that he will soon send a special delegation to Beijing to discuss the issues of THAAD and North Korea. Mr Moon also raised the issue of apparent economic retaliation against South Korean firms in China , he said.
    National Police Week proclaimed in Spearfish

    National Police Week proclaimed in Spearfish

    The ceremony was also an opportunity for the agencies to present awards to officers for their service over the past year. The UK Police Memorial Trust this week appealed for £1.5m towards its construction at the National Memorial Arboretum.
    Browns Add Needed Help To Secondary With CB Jason McCourty

    Browns Add Needed Help To Secondary With CB Jason McCourty

    Last season, he started 14 games and led the Titans defensive backs with 64 tackles. "This was an easy decision for me". He played 108 games over eight seasons with the Titans, starting 90, with 13 interceptions and 72 pass breakups.
  • Pradhan raises with OPEC issue of Asian premium charged on oil

    The aim was to reduce a glut in global oil supply that had depressed prices. Deutsche Bank said the market had priced in a nine-month extension.

    Mourinho seals winning record on 250th Premier League game

    Ronald de Boer, the manager, showed a lot of faith in me, helped me a lot and I developed myself as a person and as a player. Marouane Fellaini is the question mark; we wait for today's scans, we decided not to do it yesterday.
    Adrian extends West Ham stay

    Adrian extends West Ham stay

    The Hammers have won each of the last two encounters 1-0, thanks to goals from Mark Noble, though both games were at home. In contrast, West Ham United were seen as outsiders for a potential European spot after finishing seventh last season .
  • Liverpool bid €75million for Monaco teenage sensation — In Focus

    Liverpool bid €75million for Monaco teenage sensation — In Focus

    He thrived under the added responsibility of being captain, as someone to look up to for a very young side. It was a sign of faith and sent a symbolic message to the players: All the players are important here.
    Tom Hardy signs on as Spider-Man villain Venom

    Tom Hardy signs on as Spider-Man villain Venom

    Venom made his first big-screen appearance in Sam Raimi's "Spider-Man 3", where he was portrayed by Topher Grace . The upcoming Spider-Man spinoff "Venom" has just landed an A-list star with Tom Hardy taking on the lead role...
    Party leaders attack May and Corbyn for avoiding TV debate

    Party leaders attack May and Corbyn for avoiding TV debate

    Mrs May has said she will not take part in any live debates, and Mr Corbyn has said he will only take part if she does. Nuttall praised the comment " Natalie " made about social care, saying it was "absolutely right".

CONNECT