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Hungry Sea Lion Attacks Man Holding Fish on Boat, Pulls Him Into Water

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.

Photo courtesy: (missionbay.hyatt.com)

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.

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