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Watch: Sea lion pulls young girl into water

This is the moment a sea lion drags an unsuspecting young girl into the water in Canada.

The incident took place at Steveston Fisherman's Wharf, in Richmond British Columbia on May 20.

In the video, taken by Michael Fujiwara, the sea lion initially seems very playful as it approaches the young girl. She jumps back laughing as it paddles towards her.

When she turns her back and sits down on the wall by the water, however, the sea lion springs into action.

It leaps out of the water, bites her dress and pulls her back into the water.

A man immediately comes to the rescue, jumping in and pulling the girl to safety.

The video has been viewed more than 7 million times.

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