Sea Lion Bites Couple Off of Venice Beach
Lifeguards call it a first
By Kate Seamons, Newser Staff
Posted Aug 26, 2011 6:29 PM CDT
In this Thursday Aug. 4, 2011, photo, two California sea lions are pictured.   (AP Photo/Jason Dearen)

(Newser) – A sea lion bit a pair of swimmers in Venice Beach last night, in what lifeguards say may be the first case of such an event occurring in the area. KTLA reports that a woman was bit on the leg around 6:30pm; her husband came to her aid, only to be bitten on his hands, feet, and head. The pair, both in their 60s, was treated at a hospital and released. In other frightening California beach news, a two-mile stretch of Mission Beach was closed in San Diego after a great white shark was spotted.

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jagerhans
Aug 27, 2011 5:15 PM CDT
shoot the s#|t out of the goddam beast
JOHNSPEAKS
Aug 27, 2011 12:22 PM CDT
Save the sea lion at all costs even if we have too put down the elderly couple, blah, blah, blah,???
JoeQ
Aug 26, 2011 6:41 PM CDT
Most likely a bull guarding his turf. They usually bark loudly first.