Apparently, “she wolves” and sea lions don’t get along. While Colombian singer Shakira was on vacation in Cape Town, South Africa, her nearly 14 million Twitter followers got some alarming news:
Omg what just happened to me! I was attacked by a sea lion! Lo que me ha sucedido hoy! Un león marino ha intentado atacarme Shak—
Shakira (@shakira) February 12, 2012
According to her “Special Report” on Facebook, the 34-year-old had approached a group of seemingly adorable sea lions to take some photos, but one got a little too close for comfort. Shakira says the animal jumped up at her, “roared in fury” and tried to bite her — possibly mistaking the singer’s shiny Blackberry for a fish, she theorizes.
(PHOTOS: Colombian Pop Sensation Shakira)
While the pop-music sensation was “paralyzed by fear,” her brother, whom she dubs “Super Tony,” acted quickly and rescued her. The pair scrambled across the rocks to escape, but not without some minor scrapes and bruises along the way.
The singer was unscathed enough to document the close encounter on Twitter and Facebook and didn’t shy away from the wildlife after the attack. Her Twitter feed is chock full of updates about wounded dolphins, baboons and friendly penguins.
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