Did singer Shakira get attacked by a sea lion because of her BlackBerry?

Shakira BlackBerry
By Michelle Haag on 12 Feb 2012 09:17 pm EST
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While using her BlackBerry to get some close up pictures of sea lions swimming near her this afternoon, singer Shakira learned a valuable life lesson: don't get too close to sea lions while holding shiny objects. The singer was shocked when one of the animals jumped out of the water, landing only a foot away from her.

In a Facebook post titled Special Report: Attacked by a Sea Lion, Shakira explained:
Everyone there screamed, including me. I was paralyzed by fear and couldn't move, I just kept eye contact with it while my brother "Super Tony" jumped over me and literally saved my life, taking me away from the beast. We both got our hands and legs scratched by the rocks while trying to protect ourselves. I believe what happened is that it confused the shiny reflection of the BlackBerry I was taking these pics with, with some sort of fish. It probably thought I was teasing it with food and then taking it away from it.

So there you go everyone. Make sure that if you're photographing animals with your BlackBerry, you take precautions such as not letting sunlight reflect in a manner they may mistake as food or a threat. I'm going to go one step further and suggest that if you're going to have your BlackBerry that close to water and sea life, you should go ahead and pick up a waterproof case from ShopCrackBerry.

Thanks to @WJDDesigns and @don_poky for sending this in!

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Did singer Shakira get attacked by a sea lion because of her BlackBerry?

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Can't tell who sounds worse...

Actually they both sound like a seal...

Shakira is another word for Goat Girl. Sounds like a goat when she sings.

haha I bet the Sea Lion new it was a BlackBerry & not a Fish. The Sea Lion just wanted a BB so he/she could BBM with their mates in other parts of the Pacific.....See iPhones don't work becuase their flippers cover the radio antennas (you see all Sea Lions are Left Handed :P)

In danger? From a sea lion? Seriously... Is she that disconnected from reality? Can she run faster than 2 km/hr? This whole thing is celebrity stupid!

UNRELATED: you should call "crackberry reminder" (what you may have missed this week posts "CRACKBERRY RIM-MEINDERS" I think its more on brand :) you're welcome

Anyone care to guess what "FLASH SETTING" her huge melons/brain decided to use?

AUTO MAYBE,,??????????????????????

"Hey, I know, I will take a picture of the Sealion with my friggin Blackberry!"