Seal Chased By 12 Hungry Killer Whales Jumps Onto Guy’s Boat For Help
A scared seal whose life was in danger was able to locate refuge in an unlikely place, as he took refuge on a Vancouver Island tour boat. A starved pack of killer whales had set their sights on the seal and there is no telling what would have happened had he not found the boat.
Kirk Fraser captured the entire moment on camera and the video immediately went viral after being uploaded onto YouTube. According to Nick Templeman, a tour guide who was on the scene, there were at least a dozen orca whales in hot pursuit of the seal and they even tried to come up under the boat once the seal had escaped to safety.
Templeman has spent 20 years of his life whale watching and even he had never seen a hunt quite like this one, characterizing the seal as scared and hesitant. With at least three killer whale family groups stalking him for 30 minutes, he used the boat as a safe harbor before gingerly returning to the water, lingering around the engines for a few moments and then taking off.
He received a round of applause from the relieved tourists when he swam off and once you catch a glimpse of this adorable creature, you will fully understand why. He was very thankful to the humans who provided him with much needed shelter and this tour boat was certainly in the right place at the right time.
We shudder to think of what would have happened to this cute little seal had this boat not been present, but fortunately, we do not have to spend much time considering this alternative. The seal also deserves some sort of special kudos for his jumping skills.
After all, can you imagine what it would be like to jump onto a boat, knowing that your life depending on sticking the landing? We can’t even begin to fathom the level of fear that this poor animal was experiencing and we sincerely hope that he finds a safe spot to hang out at from now on.
If you’d like to see this full encounter for yourself and get to know our new seal buddy a little better, be sure to watch this video in its full entirety. Once it has concluded, take a moment to spread the love and share this amazing clip with all of your friends and loved ones.