A viral video shows a sea lion swimming near a dock in Steveston, a seaside community on Canada’s western coast.
The animal swims closer to the dock after grabbing a piece of food that someone threw.
It then rises from the water toward a little girl kneeling near the dock, then goes back in. The girl and others laugh.
She sits on the dock. After just one second, the sea lion jumps back, swiftly grabbing the girl by her white dress and dragging her into the water. Onlookers can be heard screaming in horror. A man immediately gets into the water to save the girl.
The good news? The girl is going to be okay and no one was injured.
Authorities are reminding all of us to not feed wildlife.