Cheeky Sea Lion Steals Fisherman's Catch

It was man versus nature in more ways than one during a fishing expedition near Powell River, British Columbia, recently, when Justin Chorney had a fish snatched from his line by an opportunistic sea lion.

Chorney told Storyful he was out fishing with friends about 10 miles from Powell River. A sea lion followed the boat for around 20 to 30 minutes, he said, before it spied its chance. Just as Chorney was reeling in a fish, the sea lion struck and stole it away from him.

Chorney wasn’t too upset at losing the fish, and joked on Twitter he’d just paid a “sea lion tax”. Credit: Justin Chorney via Storyful

Video transcript

JUSTIN CHORNEY: [INAUDIBLE]. He's trying to get it. Right here.

- Come on, you can beat him.

JUSTIN CHORNEY: Oh! No. What the-- [LAUGHS]

- Dude, I got the whole thing on video.

JUSTIN CHORNEY: No, you didn't.

- I did

JUSTIN CHORNEY: Oh. And I had him.

He's to get it. Right here.

- Come on, you could beat him.

JUSTIN CHORNEY: Out of here. Oh, no.

- What the-- [LAUGHS]

- Dude I got the whole thing on video.

JUSTIN CHORNEY: No, you didn't.

- I did

JUSTIN CHORNEY: Oh, and I had him.

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