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Seal jumps onto boat in British Columbia to avoid hungry killer whales

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Ben Hooper
A seal hides from a pod of killer whales on the deck of a whale watching boat. Screenshot: Storyful
A seal hides from a pod of killer whales on the deck of a whale watching boat. Screenshot: Storyful

POWELL RIVER, British Columbia, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- A group of boaters on a whale watching trip in British Columbia captured video of a seal jumping onto their boat to avoid becoming an orca's next meal.

A video posted to YouTube by Kirk Fraser shows the seal jump onto the boat Monday while being stalked by a killer whale only a few feet away from the vessel.

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The humans on the boat encourage the seal to hide out by the boat's engine, but the animal ventures into the water again for a brief moment before returning to his hiding place on deck.

A video posted to Facebook by Nick Templeman, who was also on the boat, offers an underwater view of the orca stalking the steal.

The boaters said there was a whole pod of orcas in the area and the seal ended up staying on the boat for 30-45 minutes, until the killer whales gave up and left the area.

"Most intense epic experience ever," Fraser wrote. "Love you Nature. What a lucky seal."



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