Thankfully, the girl was rescued by a man (presumably a family member), who jumped into the water and pulled her to safety. Fujiwara told CBC News that nobody appeared to be injured in the attack, but said "[the girl and her family] were pretty shaken up." The report also includes comments from a wildlife expert, who was not at all surprised by the seal lion's behavior because it may have mistook a pattern on the girl's dress for food. Bob Baziuk, general manager of the Steveston Harbour Authority, said officials have been warning visitors not to feed the animals for years now, according to a report by CNN.
"It's not Sea World, it's a place where you buy fish," he said. "If you feed the animals like this you're asking for trouble."
All said, you may want to keep that in mind the next time you want to get close for a vacation photo or let your kids get close.