Thursday, December 13, 2012

Killer Whale Chases Man and Dog!

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Killer Whale (Orcinus orca) chasing Labrador Retriever (Canis lupus familiaris)

Swim for your life! A diver and dog are chased from the water by a Killer Whale! Nothing against the orca, which is the largest dolphin, a highly intelligent carnivore, and was probably pinging the dog as a meal possibility, but I have to cheer for the dog to make it to the shore.

“Dogs are our link to paradise. They don't know evil or jealousy or discontent. To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring - it was peace.” ~ Milan Kundera

“Heaven goes by favor. If it went by merit, you would stay out and your dog would go in.” ~ Mark Twain

“If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went.” ~ Will Rogers

Killer Whale (Orcinus orca)

Orcas also have their place on Earth, in the biosphere, and are conscious beings. Killer Whales live 50 to 80 years, grow to 23 to 32 feet in length (7.0 to 9.7 meters), and weigh up to 6 tons (5,443 kilograms).

"It was once believed that most animal behavior, from the food they ate to the places they slept, was based on instinct. This new discovery supports the growing view that animals like killer whales are very prone to learning by imitation, and that they are `cultural` in nature." ~ Michael Noonan

Orcas Chasing Diver & Dog The free diver was on his way back in when he must have seen the Orcas and quickly got out onto the rocks. It seemed like there was at least 4 Orcas around him of which one was a mother with her calf. The one Orca came very close to shore where the Labrador was busy retrieving sticks from the water. He saw the whale and quickly turned around and swam back to shore with the Orca following as far as he could.

Sea Shepherd Conservation Society

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Seeking Alpha