Shakira antagonizes sea lion, almost gets eaten

Feb 13, 2012 at 11:20 p.m. ET

Shakira had a scary run-in with a big, bad sea lion. See how she escaped -- and her explanation for bothering the poor creature in the first place.

ShakiraShakira may be a "She Wolf," but she almost got eaten by a sea lion. The "Hips Don't Lie" singer told fans that she had a run-in with the fierce sea creature -- but her ultimate explanation for what happened doesn't sound quite right.

"Omg what just happened to me! I was attacked by a sea lion!" she wrote on her Facebook page.

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"This afternoon I happened to see some sea lions and seals. I thought to myself how cute they were so I decided to get a bit closer than all of the other tourists and went down to a rock trying to pet them doing a baby talk while taking pictures…"

"Suddenly, one of them jumped out of the water so fast and impetuously that it got about one foot away from me, looked me in the eye, roared in fury and tried to bite me," she explained.

"Everyone there screamed, including me. I was paralyzed by fear and couldn't move, I just kept eye contact with it while my brother 'Super Tony' jumped over me and literally saved my life, taking me away from the beast."

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"We both got our hands and legs scratched by the rocks while trying to protect ourselves."

Scary, right? But it's her analysis of animal behavior that leaves us scratching our heads. Instead of recognizing that she just got too close for the protective sea lion's comfort, she blamed the whole incident on her Blackberry.

"I believe what happened is that it confused the shiny reflection of the Blackberry I was taking these pics with, with some sort of fish," she said. "It probably thought I was teasing it with food and then taking it away from it."

Serves her right -- she should have an iPhone instead.

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