Fisherman’s Catch is More Than He Bargained For
Wow, you won’t believe this guy’s fishing story! It looks like a great day for a charter fishing trip doesn’t it? The sun is shining, the line is in the water and the banter is going back-and-forth. One guy is ribbing his friend about catching the fish and before he could take a picture. The next thing you know something wild happens.
As he is reeling in his fish his friend quips something about halibut and then they both get the shock of their life when a killer whale surfaces to snag his catch. That’s right, Shamu glad right up to the boat and snatches the fish like he is taking food from a McDonald’s drive through window. The two guys have a laughing, screaming fit for a hot minute and rightly so.
Neither one of them were expecting a killer whale to be part of the day’s agenda. I’m sure they were probably a little bit apprehensive as well. While killer whales seem friendly due to theme park thrill shows, and shots of trainers lovingly touching their noses, or being pulled along by their fins, gentle is not the best word to describe these guys. A better word would be killers.
Killer whales can take out creatures many times their size. You can easily find footage of a pod of killer whales attacking a blue whale. The orcas start by taking a massive chunk
Killer whales can take out creatures many times their size. You can easily find footage of a pod of killer whales attacking a blue whale. The orcas start by taking a massive chunk out of the blue whales tail. This severely cripple’s his mobility in the water and essentially renders him to be a sitting duck. Then, the whales stay on top of him so he can’t breath. They continue to take chunks out of his back until the blue whale is dead. The killer whales then have a nice meal. They have been known to munch on sea lions, and seals. These things are anything but sweet and tame.
Great white sharks don’t stand a chance either. There’s some great footage of an attack on a great white who is trying to grab a sea lion lunch. Talk about the hunter becoming the hunted! The great white never stands a chance as it is blind sided with a surprise attack from the side. The orca takes a chunk out of its side and surfaces with the beats in it’s mouth. The shark is dead and the orca is the victor. These things are absolute killing machines. The great white is considered to be the largest predator in the ocean, but the killer whale is by far the most deadly. It’s bite strength is far greater and could easily snap a solid, cast iron bar, much less your bones. So it is no wonder that these fishermen go into a fit when they see the orca surface. One bump from that beast and they could end up capsized in the water waiting to be taken as two nice afternoon snacks. While it is true that killer whales do not often attack humans, they are animals. That means, when they are hungry they will eat whatever they can.