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Clever seal escapes from killer whale off Scottish coast

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Ben Hooper
A killer whale closes in on a seal, but its intended prey has other plans. Screenshot: Storyful
A killer whale closes in on a seal, but its intended prey has other plans. Screenshot: Storyful

LEVENWICK, Scotland, July 28 (UPI) -- A visitor to the Scottish coast captured video of a quick-thinking seal pulling off an evasive maneuver to escape being made into a meal by a killer whale.

James Adamson posted a video to the Shetland Orca Sightings group on Facebook showing an orca in hot pursuit of a seal off the coast near Levenwick.

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The killer whale appears to be closing in on the mammal, but the seal quickly pulls an evasive maneuver and shakes his pursuer.

The whale, apparently fooled by the seal's trick, swims away while its would-be prey hides nearby.

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