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Video catches seal escaping orcas on a boat

A YouTube user caught a dramatic escape on video.

In the video, posted below (WARNING: some users may find language used in the video offensive) a small seal is seen scrambling up onto the rear deck of a boat as orcas swim nearby.

Orcas hunting! seal jumps in the boat by kirk fraser on YouTube

YouTube user “kirk fraser” writes: “I was out with my parents and a family friends when we were looking for whales and a pod of 12 trainsient killer whales where chasing the seal. It ripped towards the boat in a desperate escape and scrambled on the deck. It fell of three times in panic and finally stayed on untill the whales gave up after about 30-45 minutes. Most intense epic experience ever. Love you Nature. What a lucky seal filmed on my boat.”

CBS Los Angeles reports the scene was filmed in British Columbia.

Seals are one of the favorite prey for killer whales. Interesting, scientists in Alaska recently observed humpback whales protecting seals from attacking orcas.