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This You Gotta See: Little Seal Scrambles Onto Boat To Avoid Being Eaten By Hungry Orcas

The poor little seal in the video below must have been truly desperate (I know I would be too) to jump onto the back of a boat to avoid being eaten by a pod of orcas on the hunt. He didn’t hesitate for a single second as he jumped onto the back of a boat filled with humans. Orcas are often called killer whales.

Though they don’t typically attack humans, this name is still well-chosen due to the animal’s ability to take down large marine animals, such as sea lions and whales. In fact, orcas will prey on almost any animal they find in the sea, in the air over the water or along the coastline. To hunt, killer whales use their massive teeth, which can grow up to 4 inches long. These predators also have been known to attack (and eat), great white sharks.

There is no indication where exactly that this video was taken, I’m going to go out on a limb here and say, that it was shot on the west coast in the pacific ocean. Probably somewhere between southern California and Washington state though.

Like I said, this poor little fella must have been desperate to jump onto this boat. I’m guessing that this is a pacific harbor seal…and a young one at that. Pacific harbor seals have spotted coats in a variety of shades from white or silver-gray to black or dark brown.

They reach five to six feet in length and weigh up to 300 pounds. Males are slightly larger than females. They are true or crawling seals, having no external ear flaps. True seals have small flippers and must move on land by flopping along on their bellies. In San Francisco Bay, many harbor seals are fully or partially reddish in color.

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