A video showing a sea lion stealing a fish right out of a fisherman's hand has gone viral, and people are getting quite the kick out of it. Huffington Post shared the video and the story on Oct. 27.
Thought by some to show a seal stealing a fish, it seems the sea lion in question is named Pancho, and he decided the big Mahi Mahi belonged to him much more so than to the fisherman. The clip was filmed as part of the show “Chef on the Water,” and it went viral once it was uploaded online.
The wild moment happened as two fishermen, Mike Ritz and Yvan Mucharrz, were showing off their Mahi Mahi catches for the camera. As they were smiling, a sea lion steals the fish from Mucharrz. The guys seemed to take the theft in stride, and Pancho surely got quite the meal out of the big steal.
According to the blog Casa Esquina, Pancho has quite the reputation in Cabo San Lucas. It seems this sea lion is known for being quite friendly to the tourists and fisherman, but he must have been anxious for lunch the day “Chef on the Water” was being filmed. Now the sea lion who steals fish is a worldwide sensation, bringing chuckles to everyone who sees the clip.