Singer-dancer Shakira, 34, was attacked by a sea lion Sunday afternoon during a nature tour out of Cape Town, South Africa, and had to be rescued by her brother Tony, whom she says literally saved her life. But according to a post on her Facebook page, she got a little too close. One of the animals jumped out of the water and tried to bite her.

She suffered only minor scrapes, scratching her hand on some rocks while trying to get away.  Shakira credits her brother with pulling her from danger.

The Grammy Award-winner believes the sea lion was confused by the shiny reflection of the Blackberry she used to take the pictures.

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