As cute as they are, it’s easy to overlook the fact that seals — or, “puppies of the sea” as some people (me) like to call them — are food to other species. If that time a seal got punted 80 feet into the air by a killer whale doesn’t remind you, a cursory Google search for “seals killer whales” should have you rocking back and forth in a catatonic state.
Thankfully, this seven part series of videos has a happier ending than most. Uploaded to YouTube by Kirk Frase, the videos show a squealing seal jump right out of the water and onto a boat to narrowly escape three killer whales hunting it. On one hand, screw the guy who says “I’m sorry, guys, I can shove him off to ya” as the poor terrified seal looks up with pleading eyes.
On the other hand, full grown orcas can weigh anywhere from 3,000 to 8,000 pounds, and I’m not sure that keeping three of those things from their meal was the best or smartest idea.