Some odd news hitting the web today. Apparently a seal attacked singer Shakira because she was taking a picture of it with her Blackberry and it freaked out. Or maybe he just doesn’t like her music?
Shakira explained on her Facebook page what happened:
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.
Seals are wild animals and while they probably seem tame at SeaWorld, they still are not human and anything can set them off. She is lucky it was a seal and not something much bigger.