Snapping Sea Lion Takes Aim At Shakira

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On a South African beach, the singer saw sea lions on rocks and in shallow water. As she later wrote on Facebook, "I thought to myself how cute they were so I decided to get a bit closer than all of the other tourists." Then one of the sea lions moved within a foot of her, roared and tried to bite.

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep. Shakira's career almost ended on a South African beach. The singer saw 600-pound sea lions on rocks in shallow water. And then she later wrote on Facebook, I thought to myself how cute they were, so I decided to get a bit closer than all the other tourists. Then one of the sea lions moved within a foot, roared and tried to bite. After escaping, she speculated the creature may have thought her cell phone was in fact a tasty fish. You're listening to MORNING EDITION.

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