Today's Adorable Animal Video
I don't think this completely qualifies as an "adorable video," though the end may justify it, so we'll go with that.
A tour boat in British Columbia was doing some whale watching when they spotted a dozen orcas swimming around -- but then went into hunt mode. Soon after, a terrified but pretty smart baby seals leaped onto their boat to escape them.
However, feeling that it was safe, it jumped off back into the water. But quickly realizing its hasty mistake, it jumped back on, yet again, and snuggled to a safer spot. (The people posting the video suggest that the baby seal may have fallen off.)
A problem for those on the boat was that the baby seal was close to the motor, and so they didn't want to turn it on. There's a jump in the video, and it appears that the baby seal tried again to get back into the water (or fell off...), and again realized it was a mistake...but this time seems to be hiding underneath the motor. All the more problematic.
And then there's yet another jump in the video, but from the description of an article I read, what appears to have happened is that the baby seal got back on the boat, and was far enough away from the motor that the tour boat could start up again and get out of the area. And once safe, and as the people posting the video write, after the orcas gave up after 35-40 minutes, they released the baby seal back into the water.
Of course, there's no way of knowing the fate of the little fellow, but one can hope that such a determined and clever creature found his way back to his clan, or they to him. Or found a new one. Or just went off on an adventure. Or...
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Robert J. Elisberg is a political commentator, screenwriter, novelist, tech writer and also some other things that I just tend to keep forgetting.
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