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Old 12-12-2018, 11:22 AM
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Default New Zealand woman swimming with Orcas

Amazing video taken by a tourist with a drone.


Woman says she got out when she first noticed them, but then returned to the water, which is where the video takes up.

Not sure I would have been able to maintain such a steady stroke.

Having a stroke ? No problem !
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Old 12-12-2018, 11:25 AM
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Orcas are nasty! They will kill you in a heart beat and then toss your lifeless body in the air until they have exhausted all the fun to be had. Then they will eat you. Never trust an ORCA - Shamu is a mythical creature.
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HOL-E F...that woman has some brass ones.
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Originally Posted by niteatnicks View Post
Orcas are nasty! They will kill you in a heart beat and then toss your lifeless body in the air until they have exhausted all the fun to be had. Then they will eat you. Never trust an ORCA - Shamu is a mythical creature.
You had my curiosity on that. I found this. I still would not do it.


Killer whales (or orcas) are powerful predators capable of killing prey much larger than humans, such as leopard seals and great white sharks. They have also been recorded preying on usually terrestrial species such as moose swimming between islands.[1] However, wild orcas are not considered a real threat to humans, as there is no record of a wild Orca outright attacking or harming a human.[2]
[3] In captivity, however, there have been several non-fatal and fatal attacks on humans since the 1970s.[4] Experts are divided as to whether the injuries and deaths were accidental or deliberate attempts to cause harm
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That big one got distracted by her and nearly beached itself. She's lucky they weren't hungry.
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Top of the food chain.
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Old 12-12-2018, 11:38 AM
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No thanks! I have ticklish feet..
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in this country you'd be in prison for that
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And.......then one ate her. End of story.
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Old 12-12-2018, 11:40 AM
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I have seen a few clips of the whales in captivity where they nipped at the person. I have seen video of them in PODs hunting sperm whales and taking them down. Also have seen them surf fishing for seals flipping them up in the air and tossing the seal around prior to eating. I think of them right up there with the White shark. While I'm probably not going to get attacked there is still a good chance that I will get attacked because its hungry.
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Originally Posted by Marlin308 View Post
That big one got distracted by her and nearly beached itself. She's lucky they weren't hungry.
They beach themselves to eat

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I personally would have loved this opportunity. I didn’t see any aggressive behavior by the mother. I have swam with porpoises in the wild (not at some attraction) but actually in the surf at ocean isle beach. They could also instantly kill you. They are just more inquisitive than anything. The fact that she rolled on her side to me was a docile sign.

Im no expert and y’all may read about me next year “man is attacked by porpoises off of NC coast” lol
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I have seen a momma orca teach a baby orca how to kill and eat a small seal.

It was about 10-12 years ago.

They would "rush" it (like trying to "tackle" it but in the water, right at the surface)

Then they would sling it around like a dog shaking a toy.

Then they flipped it up in the air a bunch of times.

then they finally ate it

it was straight up nat geo stuff

Another time I was bottom bouncing for ling cod and rockfish. There was a few hundred orcas crusing through, right when I went to pull the ling out the water it tried to get it - but I was lucky and yanked it away. That thing paused for a second and just stared at me with that big eyeball looking right at me.

I think she was pissed!

Cool animals.
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Wish my Xmil would try it.
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hmmm....she kinda looks like a long black seal with a head wound.

Big balls......
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Originally Posted by niteatnicks View Post
Never trust an ORCA - Shamu is a mythical creature.
Shamu wasn't a particularly friendly creature.
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Well...if it was a free willy she wanted - she should have called me!
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I remember a beauty pageant contestant that was posing with an ORCA was grabbed by the ORCA and taken into the water. The trainers all jumped in and got her out unhurt. I'm not sure if this is the one or not. I remember seeing it on the news as a kid.

"In April 1971, a 17-foot male orca identified as Shamu bit and grasped the leg of 22 year old Anette Eckis, requiring her to be rescued by trainers and taken to the hospital for stitches."
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"it was straight up nat geo stuff!" " The theme song for National Geographic plays as seal is flying in the air like a volley ball between the whales. Serious voice in the background - " we see the mother as she is teaching her young how to hunt."
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Originally Posted by niteatnicks View Post
" we see the mother as she is teaching her young how to hunt."
That's what I thought watching this video. The Momma checks it out...brings her child up and says "Are you still hungry? This might taste fine." Child says "No Mom, I'm not hungry" as she turns to her older sibling and says "Lets go in the deep water!"
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