This video was filmed in Richmond, B.C. at Steveston Fishing Wharf and should serve as a reminder to everyone that wildlife is, in fact, wild. Luckily the girl's dad was able to jump in and pull her to safety, but as the weather warms tourist's interaction with animals will only increase so treat these creatures with the proper care.
My first reaction to the video is just how stupid some people can be to not treat wildlife with proper respect,” said Andrew Trites, the director of UBC’s Marine Mammal Research Unit. “This was a male California sea lion. They are huge animals. They are not circus performers. They’re not trained to be next to people.”