Hilarious snaps show feisty pup try to take on a monster sea lion

These hilarious snaps show a feisty pup squaring off against a sea lion as they fight it out over fish.

The dog backs off after the sea lion makes it clear that they fish is his

The dog backs off after the sea lion makes it clear that they fish is his

This pooch got the fright of his life when he challenged a sea lion who tried to steal his tasty treat.

The brave pup went to confront the sea lion when he made a beeline for the fish  but recoiled in shock when the massive beast bared his teeth.

The dog and the sea lion fight for the fish

The dog and the sea lion fight for the fish

The fight happened near Taltal, on the coast of Chile, where it’s a dog eat dog world as animals battle it out to get the grub.

Photographer Alberto Ghizzi Panizza, who caught the comical stand-off on camera, said: “Funny scenes like this happen every day.

The Sealion waiting for the fish

The Sealion waiting for the fish

“The manager of the local caf throws waste pieces of fish to his dogs.

“Sea lions and pelicans are always trying to steal them.

The dog goes in for the fish in the sealions mouth

The dog goes in for the fish in the sealions mouth

“The dog was friendly, but not the sea lion  it’s a big and aggressive animal.

“The big male sea lion won this fight  but the dog still got his piece of fish!”

The dog keeping an eye on the Sealion as they wait for the fish

The dog keeping an eye on the Sealion as they wait for the fish