IMG_1241.JPGWow!!! A scary scene unfolded at Steveston Fisherman’s Wharf in Vancouver over the weekend involving a little girl and a sea lion.

The sea lion was minding his business & splashing about in the water as onlookers gathered around to watch and take pictures. One man decided coax the sea lion closer to the platform so everyone could get a better look — at one point he even bent down in an attempt to touch the wild animal.

For the most part, the sea lion kept his distance…that is until a little girl made her way over to the edge of the platform. At that moment, the sea lion lunged forward out of the water and was nearly face-to-face with the girl before retreating back into the water.

She laughed. Her family laughed. Everyone clearly thought they were at Sea World, completely forgetting that this is a wild animal.