That is one lucky seal.
A clever seal desperate for its life found an interesting escape route recently, using a few unsuspecting humans and their boat to seek refuge from a pod of hungry orcas.
In the clip, uploaded by YouTuber Kirk Frase who did not specify the location, the men on the boat appear to be photographing the seal hunting. When suddenly, the sea dog hops on to the back of the boat.
“Just stay there,will you? Fucking stop jumping off,” one man says to the seal. Apparently the seal had already jumped on the boat, then jumped off again and realized that was a terrible idea.
The YouTuber also posted a series of clips of the incident, which shows the seal returning to the boat from the water once again as at least three orcas circle the boat.
In another clip the seal again retreated to the water and attempted to use the boat’s engine to shield itself from the killer whales.
Fortunately this story has a happy ending, for the seal at least.
In the last clip uploaded to the channel, the group can be seen congratulating the seal as it swims off into the water.
“Well done, bud. You survived,” one man can be heard yelling.
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