Orca and Dog Have Close Encounter

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Now that Willy is free, it looks like he is trying to make new friends. As seen in this YouTube video, a killer whale tried to get close to a Labrador playing in the surf of a New Zealand beach.



During a routine dip for a free diver and his dog, four orca whales came strangely close to the shore of Mathenson Bay. Not wanting to interfere with the marine animals, which included a mother and her calf, the diver carefully moved to some nearby rocks to give the whales space.



The diver's dog, lost in a game of fetch, was not as perceptive. This allowed one of the orcas to give the canine quite a shock, surfacing right next to the dog. While the whale seemed interested in getting closer to his furry new friend, the dog decided the brief meeting was over and made a beeline back to land. Sadly, this is one unusual animal friendship we will never see prosper.

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glenbark5

How awesome to watch.. glad the man and his dog are safe. I read a few comments.. my Lord, there are a lot of stupid people here... lol

November 21 2012 at 9:55 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
glenbark5

It was awesome to watch.. glad the dog is safe.

November 21 2012 at 9:54 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
trudy

Orca's do like to play with their food. With this calf in training I'd say he was one lucky dog

November 21 2012 at 5:56 AM Report abuse +3 rate up rate down Reply
rockytop12958

Some of you think wild animals are nice and sweet and wouldn't hurt a fly guess what you r wrong they will kill you they will eat you. you cannot predict what a wild animal will do so quit putting human emotions into wild animals it will only get you dead .

November 21 2012 at 4:45 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
Janet Rockett

The dog kinda looks like a seal to the orca and they like to teach their young to hunt...

November 21 2012 at 4:02 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
LuvDovexox

OICU4455 ~~~~ Sorry but you are wrong there are other animals that do it to. Like dolphin and Apes and monkeys are know to do the same. So no they are not one of the only one there are others!!!.

November 20 2012 at 7:28 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
asmg48

Buddy, you just wrote a million dollar truth! Enough of Hollywood hysteria about animals! WE are the real predators!

November 20 2012 at 7:09 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Amanda

Um, they are actually called "Killer Whales" because they are "Killers of Whales." Whales are very much on orca's diet. Just an FYI

November 20 2012 at 5:20 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
kenny

YEAH I ENJOYED SEA WORLD THE ONE TIME I WENT BUT I DUNNO ABOUT EVER GOING BACK. WOULD MUCH RATHER SEE THEM IN NATURE LIVING FREE, BUT THAT'S AMERICA LOCK EVERYONE UP, PEOPLE AND ANIMALS

November 20 2012 at 4:25 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
OICU4455

histficwrtr, Please, before you make a stupid comment, know what you are talking about.
Orcas are one of the only mammals except man that hunt and kill for the fun of it. This is why they are called "KILLER WHALES" and this mother could have been wanting to teach her child how to hunt for sport or for food. The diver was very wise to get himself out of their way, even if he did this for a different reason..

November 20 2012 at 3:11 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply

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