Giant sea lions go for a ride on someone’s boat but they’re way too heavy

There’s nothing like heading out to sea. The ocean is so full of wondrous wildlife, you never know what you’ll see or experience.

But one fisherman saw a sight that he’d never forget… and caught it on camera in one of the strangest viral videos we’ve seen in a while.

A man named Larry Philips was out on the Eld Inlet in Washington state when he saw a boat go by carrying the most unusual passengers…


…a pair of enormous sea lions!

The boat just went cruising by, and the sea lions were completely unfazed, seemingly just enjoying the ride.

The boat, on the other hand, was clearly sinking. The stern was practically underwater, which isn’t surprising considering how much weight it was carrying: adult sea lions can weigh over 2,000 pounds.

That fishing vessel was never meant to carry a day’s catch this heavy:

The video has now been viewed over 5 million times on Facebook and shared over 105,000 times.

Watch the video below:

Sadly, we do not know the back story behind this strange occurrence. Was the boat trying to transport the sea lions, or did the sea lions just hijack the boat like gigantic pirates?

We only know one thing for sure… that boat sank, according to a follow-up video posted on Instagram:

Moral of the story: never give a ride to a sea lion.

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