Witness the terrifying moment this giant sea lion snatches a little girl off a pier.

Witness the terrifying moment this giant sea lion snatches a little girl off a pier.
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Sea lions, like so many of nature's most fascinating animals, are both adorable and dangerous. And nobody knows that better than a girl who was almost dragged to the watery deep by one.

In startling footage by Michael Fujiwara, we see a few people milling around Steveston Fisherman's Wharf, in Richmond, British Columbia, checking out a sea lion swimming just off the pier. At one point it leaps out of the water as if to see if a girl at the edge is holding any food. Then, when she sits down with her back to the water—at the 1:38 mark—it decides to pull her in.

A heart-stopping scare, to be sure, but thankfully, everyone walked away uninjured—so we may now use the incident as a meme without guilt.

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Kind of makes you appreciate the glass walls at the aquarium, right?

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