s skippy the bush kangaroo: when sea lions go wild

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Tuesday, November 28, 2006

when sea lions go wild

beware.

in the most frightening of the recent episodes, a rogue sea lion bit 14 swimmers this month and chased 10 more out of the water at san francisco's aquatic park, a sheltered lagoon near the bay. at least one victim suffered puncture wounds.

...in southern california in june, a sea lion charged several people on manhattan beach and bit a man before waddling into the water and swimming away. in berkeley, a woman was hospitalized last spring after a sea lion took a chunk out of her leg.

last year, a group of sea lions took over a newport beach marina and caused a vintage 50-foot yacht to capsize when they boarded it. and a lifeguard in santa barbara was bitten three times while swimming off el capitan state beach.

in alaska, a huge sea lion jumped onto a fisherman's boat in 2004, knocked him overboard and pulled him underwater; he escaped without serious injury. - ap

posted by SantaBarbarian at 8:50 PM |

2 Comments:

This way there be sea monsters. Argh.
commented by Anonymous Anonymous, 7:58 AM PST  
Please crosspost at the other place
commented by Blogger Carnacki, 10:36 AM PST  

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