Seal hides in a boat, surrounded by killer whales
The seal rushed onto the boat and stuck between the engines to dodge the killer whales’ jaws in a viral incident from British Columbia.
When a seal noticed a whale-watching boat and jumped on board to seek safety while a pod of orcas circled around to hunt it down, something similar happened. Many people have been surprised by the video.
The seal is seen climbing on the back end of a boat’s deck and scrambling to make it adjacent to the boat’s motor in video from 2016, which has gone viral once again. About five or six killer whales tried to pursue the seal to the boat as it gasped for air in terror. They were fortunate, though, because no one tried to eat it in the boat.
Here’s the link to the video:
Seal finding safety on a boat avoiding some hungry orcas pic.twitter.com/qFJyB9UNYw
— UOldGuy🇨🇦 (@UOldguy) November 27, 2021
At the time, Fraser informed media that the interaction lasted over 45 minutes, “That was my first time ever seeing killer whales… I’ve never seen anything like it, I don’t think anybody else has ever seen anything like it.”
He added, “We obviously weren’t going to touch the seal, we weren’t going to interfere with anything.”
In the end, the seal outsmarted the orca’s thanks to its boat hideaway, and the pod quickly dispersed without injuring the seal.
Here are some reactions on twitter:
So glad they just let the little guy hang out. I get the circle of life stuff but hey, he was smart enough to find a good hiding place 😊
— Ana 🧜🏻♀️ (@oceanbound) November 30, 2021
Dudes lucky they didn't try and flip his boat.😳 Maybe they weren't that desperate yet.
— ≋D≋R≋E≋W≋ (@DrewHood57) November 29, 2021
Crazy! A big bump to the bottom of that boat and Orcas would have plenty of human to eat.
— Norm Applebaum (@BullSchnitt2020) November 30, 2021
He knew a safe spot when he saw one. Luckily they didn’t come after him …. 😳😳😳 https://t.co/TJHkzkRRjt
— Laetitia (@llpot) November 29, 2021
God’s Safe Haven on a boat https://t.co/A72iXTVn3e
— Nancy Cahalan (@mamacee7) November 29, 2021
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