Terrifying Video: Why a Sea Lion Pulled a Little Girl into the Water:
Credit: Michael Fujiwara/YouTube
It was a terrifying moment caught on video.
A sea lion bobs its head in the water while a girl sits gingerly on the dock above.
The next instant, the sea lion launches out of the water and pulls the girl in, but the animal releases her a few seconds later.
A bystander caught the entire episode on a video that's been viewed more than 13 million times since it was posted to YouTube Saturday (May 20).
But what made the sea lion grab the girl, only to release her an instant later?