Shakira's BlackBerry lures murderous sea lion

Latina pop icon Shakira was attacked by crazed sea lion in South Africa, lured to her by her shiny BlackBerry.

Right off the bat there are serious holes in this one.

Why was she in Cape Town? Touring nature according to her Facebook page.  There are more Great White Shark attacks off South Africa than even Australia (allegedly) so why go there?

Shakira believes the sea lion may confused her BlackBerry for a fish, and she says her brother saved her life.

From her Facebook page:

"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. 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."

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

"It probably thought I was teasing it with food and then taking it away from it. Wow! It's funny that only half an hour before I was complaining to my guide Andrew that I never get to see wild animals up close on adventurous trips.

"Oh well, I can't say that anymore!! Now I'm off to see some penguins! I hope they are a bit more friendly!"


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