Watch delighted swimmers flee from curious killer whale


#1

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2017/10/24/watch-delighted-swimmers-flee.html


#2

Three observations:

  • I think she says “you guys are crazy!”

  • I would probably run/swim/waterhop away from an orca despite knowing full well that they don’t attack people.

  • I am disturbed that the word cameraperson, when hyphenated, becomes cameraper son.


#3

Marauder of the seas right there. I guess there are not recorded attacks on humans in the wild, but that is a very deadly animal. I don’t suppose I would have waited to be the first.


#4

East Coast Bias: When I see a big fin I’m out!

sharks800


#5

That Orca just wanted a lunch date.


#6

Chicago is the best coastal city. Zero shark attacks.


#7

But Da’ Bearz!


#8

LANDSHARK! (2nd City shout out)


#9

They’ve killed (and maimed) enough people in captivity that I can’t blame anyone for choosing not to take any chances.


#10

That’s just because they are smart enough to cover their tracks.


#11

Yup. I’d get out of the water too…


#12

“curious” just make me wonder if he is thinking “I wonder what THESE creatures taste like?”


#13

Yeah - 'curious killer whale’
as in ‘I wonder what those splashy swimless creatures taste like’


#14

“Killer whales don’t attack people in the wild.”

Yeah, well, something that big might hurt you not meaning too.

Also, you can’t prove a negative. This could be a Hipster Whale who thinks eating humans makes him cool and edgy.

“Most Orcas don’t like the way humans taste, but I’ve developed a refined palette and they can be quite enjoyable if you know which ones to eat.”


#15

To steal a great joke…

If they are such a deadly animal, why didn’t somebody give them a name to warn us that they are so dangerous?


#16

I’d like to point out that Michigan has 3,288 miles of coastline, and not a single shark attack. Ever.


#17

I wonder why they aren’t called “snuggle whales?”


#18

“I ate humans before it was cool”


#19

There’s also not much unpolluted water along those shores either; just sayin’.

https://response.restoration.noaa.gov/about/media/chemical-pollution-great-lakes.html


#20

So I guess the takeaway is that pollution is the best defense against shark attacks. SCIENCE!