Sea lions surprise fishermen on boat

Talk about friendly!

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These fishermen in Canada got quite a surprise from a group of sea lions swimming behind their boat.

The footage, filmed off the coast of Ottawa, shows the sea lions keeping pace with the boat and even clambering on board to get a bite.

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''These Sea Lions swam up and landed on the swim platform of our boat and begged for our remaining bait,'' the filmer later wrote online.

"'They allowed us to feed them by hand and also touch and pet them.'' ''They did not seem aggressive at all. Totally awesome,'' he added.

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