For a boatman on sea fishing off a San Diego waters, it was a strange attack by a sea lion for a fish he caught, purportedly because it was hungry enough.
The sea lion jumped onto the boat at the Hyatt Mission Bay Marina and snatched a fish from the hands of the man who was pulled into the waters in the melee it caused, said San Diego Fire Rescue spokesman Lee Swanson.
The man was immediately pulled out of the water and taken to a hospital for minor cuts on his arm and hand, said Swanson. The man was apparently posing for a photo on the deck when the angry sea lion leaped out for the fish.
California sea lions, some of them pups, reach shore for food some times.