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World’s worst sea lion attacks as beasts maul kids, bite diver’s heads and savage women swimming in sea

When you first think of sea lions, you can imagine them taking their multiple hits, balancing balls, or tourists taking a dip with them.

But the smooth sea creatures also have the dark side – and have a difficult track record of human attacks.

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This little girl was dragged into the ocean by a sea lion from a dockCredit: YouTube
A conservationist was bitten by the unpredictable marine animal while trying to free it from a fishing line

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A conservationist was bitten by the unpredictable marine animal while trying to free it from a fishing lineCredit: YouTube

The dangerous reputation of mammals is often overshadowed by more formidable animals lurking in the ocean and their inclusion in circuses and shows – meaning they are easily underestimated.

Their curious nature is often misunderstood as friendliness by swimmers, with many forgetting their animal instincts will always prevail supreme.

People play an underwater game of Russian roulette through a dip in their surroundings – no matter how many cute cartoons you may have seen.

Although attacks are rare, occurring within 8ft of animals can have disastrous consequences.

Their speed, power and restless element of surprise make them a terrible opponent in their underwater area – and on land.

One sea lion managed to become a nocturnal sensation by demonstrating in May 2017 such cunning capabilities.

The animal dragged a little girl from behind a Candian dock in British Columbia to horrific holidaymakers.

The crowd was drawn in by the enchanting creature and threw food forward there before catching the youngster fast in the water.

Despite the fact that she was physically unharmed, her unforgettable performance with the cruel mammal gave a glimpse of her whimsical aggression.

But animal rights campaigns raged in defense of the sea lion – reminding people that they “are not circus performers and are not trained to be next to people.”

In another horrific incident, a 13-year-old girl was injured by one of the mammals when she ran into the ocean in 2019.

Oblivious Megan Pagnini was kneeling deep in the ocean at Pismo Beach, California, while her friends filmed her before sunset.

The extraordinary clip shows the sea lion suddenly jumping out of the water and attacking the teenager while her friends looked furious.

It managed to snatch a deep piece from her leg during the horrific incident – while changing her mind about the seemingly cuddly creature.

Megan said at the time, “I thought they were just the most adorable little things. They’re just the puppies of the sea.

“And now I think they’re really scared. I do not want to come near anyone or see anyone.”

And she’s not the only boy scared by the sea animal.

I thought they were just the most adorable little things. And now I think they are really scary. I do not want to see anyone or see anyone again.

Megan Pagnini

In one of the most alarming tones of her unpredictability, a ten-year-old boy celebrating his birthday in a zoo was destroyed by a sea lion.

The 20-stone animal clenched its teeth into little Ronnie Green’s leg as he enjoyed a swim session with the animal at Jungle Park in Tenerife.

His mother recounted how she “for the first five minutes seemed to have a great time” before it “suddenly just came upon him”.

This temperamental nature of the mammal has long been a point of contention for animal lovers.

Victims often bear the brunt of the guilt of deliberately stepping into a situation with a wild animal – but the stealthiness of a sea lion can prove even too much for the most mature swimmers.

One of the animals was captured on film and repeatedly turned on the head of an underwater cameraman.

The ruthless assailant is seen biting at the top of his skull, apparently obsessed with the gleaming monogram on the top of his diving cap.

Elena Precillia had a 'great experience' swimming with sea lions in Australia - until one of them attacked

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Elena Precillia had a ‘great experience’ swimming with sea lions in Australia – until one of them attackedCredit: Caters News Agency
The tourist received a painful wound and said she will never come to any of the animals again

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The tourist received a painful wound and said she will never come to any of the animals againCredit: Caters News Agency

The sea lion even tried to retrieve a piece from his recording equipment while the rest of the fleet ran around it.

But the diver’s cool calm and collected approach paid off – he watched him leave without serious injuries.

However, not all experienced swimmers are so lucky – because one tourist needed surgery and more than 20 stitches after being attacked in Australia.

Elena Precillia swims underwater with a float of sea lionswho told her was “friendly” when one of them lunged for the bottom of her leg.

Despite initially enjoying the “great experience”, the 25-year-old warned the world that while she may seem adorable, her impulsive behavior is not worth the risk.

Elena said: “I will definitely never go back to swim with sea lions and I will never recommend anyone to do so.

“There are still wild animals, and in such a neighborhood we never know what might happen.”

PROVOCATION OF PHOTOS?

It seems that trying to catch the best selfie is a trigger for sea lions – because a fisherman posing with his catch was pulled over by one overboard.

A British tourist was injured by a 700lb sea lion as she waited for a photo with it at a water park in Gran Canaria.

Leah Edgar, 20, wanted a snap with 8ft Rocky giving her a kiss on the cheek, but horribly got a lump taken from her thigh instead.

It held for five seconds before she released the crying 5ft pediatrician – leaving her in pain.

Dan Carlin, 62, smiled as his wife took a snap in San Diego when the creature jumped out of the water, bit his hand and jerked him into the sea.

“After 15 seconds, I thought I was going to die,” Carlin said.

“I kept fighting, but thought this was the way I would die. It was unbelievable to me.”

BEER INSTINKS

The experienced surfer, scuba diver and fisherman said that he himself lost his vision during the battle, but was eventually able to get back on his boat.

Even experts and allies of sea lions are not outside limits for the mammals.

In a spectacular video shared by the Ocean Conservation Namibia last year, a seal rescuer was brutally bitten by a sea lion as he tried to free a fishing line.

Antoine Amory ran between the packs of the creatures to the sea, desperate to free them from the loop.

But his good deed did not go unpunished – as after grabbing one of the great beasts to help him, it bit him fiercely in the arm.

The unbelievable images show the brave rescue battle through the excruciating pain to free the animal.

But the conservation team admitted that it is the natural reflex of a sea lion to defend itself because they see humans as “a threat”.

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Although the pain of the bite may be the greatest fear, there is more sinister risk coming from the mouth of the sea lion itself.

Her mouth is full of various types of bacteria that can cause deadly infections in humans, so seeking medical advice is essential – even if it was just a little nibble.

The dangers of sea lions are often underestimated by humans

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The dangers of sea lions are often underestimated by humansCredit: Rex



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