Before we get all sarcastic, it didn't win. But nor is she receiving a medal for common sense.

Shakira has been telling her fans about her near-death experience with a sea lion in Cape Town, South Africa yesterday.

The Colombian singer wrote a "Special Report" about the incident on her Facebook page.

"I happened to see some sea lions and seals. I thought to myself how cute they were so I decided to get a bit closer than all of the other tourists and went down to a rock trying to pet them doing a baby talk while taking pictures", she wrote.

To cut a very long Facebook post short, the sea lion then reportedly mistook her Blackberry phone for a fish and got pretty annoyed.

Luckily, her brother intervened before it took her face off. 

Good job really because she's off bothering some penguins today:

Shakira_penguins.jpg [Picture: Facebook]