Feeling snappy? Moment man wakes up a sleeping sea lion and gets a very angry response
- The sea lion was blissfully asleep having snuck on the back of a boat while at sea
- Man receives a fright of his life as sea lion is rudely awoken from its slumber
- Leaping into the cold water it continues to express its anger for several seconds
A fast asleep sea lion reacted with sheer anger after the video maker disturbed it by rubbing its head.
Jumping from its deep slumber, the distressed mammal frantically dives straight into the cold water startling the man.
The annoyed and dazed beast, clearly shocked at having been disturbed from his snooze, swims around in the water trying to figure what has just happened.
Once its had time to decipher what has happened, the agitated sea lion directs its anger at the video maker by barking loudly.
Presumably showing its disgust at having been disturbed, the sea lion will not let the matter drop.
The footage was shot at Newport Beach, California, USA, on October 26 but the concealed man aboard the boat appears to be baffled at the fuss the creature is making.
He is heard shouting down the microphone telling the sea lion to calm down.
The video maker decides it is a good idea to disturb the sea lion while it is having a snooze
The large beast is less than happy and isn’t afraid to shows his disgust by barking loud
He says: ‘Why you mad bro? I’m just trying to show you some love. Don’t be angry.’
But the giant mammal is none too happy and continues to bark louder and louder throughout the rest of the 35 second clip before swimming away.
Sharing the clip, the video maker said: ‘A sea lion was sleeping on the back of a boat, I woke it up by trying to show some love by petting it. He did not like it!’
The sea lion was enjoying a lovely sleep until he was disturbed by the man on the boat
Experts say sea lions raise their voice when they feel threatened as its their way of telling humans and other animals to leave them alone.
People are advised to stay 10 metres away from the sea lions when they are asleep and at least 20 metres away when they are awake.
It’s also important not to touch the giant beasts as it makes the marine animals aggressive and pass on diseases.