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Stephen Colbert Had Something To Say About That Sea Lion Video


A young girl feeding a sea lion on a dock in Steveston Harbour in Richmond, Canada, in British Columbia, was yanked into the water by the massive marine mammal, and the terrifying moments were caught on video that was posted to YouTube.

The clip was included in Monday night's monologue on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

"The little girl has her back to the sea lion and it would appear that the sea lion sees part of her dress, thinks it's food, reaches up, grabs at the food and pulls her in by the dress", he said.

The girl did receive what the Vancouver Aquarium described as "superficial injuries" and was treated at B.C. Children's Hospital.

The girl's parents were criticized for letting their daughter get close to the sea lion and were accused of illegally feeding the animal with bread crumbs.

The Vancouver family at the centre of Saturday's viral video reportedly told CBC radio Wednesday morning that legal action may be taken against the person who filmed the incident. A second after she sat down on the edge, the animal jumps back up.




Male California sea lions weigh about 600 pounds and can swim at speeds up to 25 miles per hour.

But many have ignored the warnings to keep a safe distance.

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

Donald Walker and his wife Shirley visit the docks about once a week and said the crowds were much larger than usual in the two days after the sea lion pulled the girl into the water, adding that numerous warning signs are new. The maximum fine for violating the rule is $100,000.

Baziuk, the harbor authority's general manager, told CBC News that officials are looking into printing signs in other languages, such as Mandarin and Cantonese. They are about 6 feet tall sitting.

They live along North America's western coast.

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