Astronaut Mark Kelly’s Pit Bull Attacks Baby Sea Lion in Shocking Video

Published:10:33 am EDT, March 26, 2013| Updated:12:18 am EDT, March 29, 2013|
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A dog belonging to Mark Kelly — the NASA astronaut and husband of heroic wounded former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords — savagely attacked a beached baby sea lion in a shocking video that made its way to YouTube.

The 65-pound American bulldog mix latches on to the helpless sea mammal and kills it in a bloody frenzy as Kelly and his 18-year-old daughter, who is reportedly the dog's official owner and lives with it in Houston, struggle to wrestle the pooch free.

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Mark Kelly.

Meanwhile, voices off-camera, perhaps including the cameraman, can be heard offering advice:

Drown the dog. Drown the dog! He'll let go and swim. ... Drown that f*ckin' dog.

According to the L.A. Times, Giffords, Kelly and Kelly's daughter were vacationing in Laguna Beach, California, over the weekend when the attack occurred.

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Both Kelly and Giffords are American heroes. Giffords miraculously survived when she was shot in the head during a 2011 massacre at a meet-the-congresswoman event in Tucson.

She's made an inspiring recovery and recently spoke before Congress in a tear-jerking speech at a gun-violence hearing.

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Gabrielle Giffords.

Kelly, along with his brother Scott Kelly, is a NASA astronaut. Mark Kelly also made news recently when he bought an assault rifle to illustrate how easy it is to obtain weapons.

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