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    Orcas in the lineup, what would you do?


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    Not...a...chance. Those things are very aggressive hunters. Sharks do not scare me like these things do.

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    Usually the Orcas up there eat Salmon and we would SUP around those PODs hoping to get close enough for some photos, but those ones appeared to be chasing Seals/Sea Lions...I wouldn't hang around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mushdoc View Post
    Not...a...chance. Those things are very aggressive hunters. Sharks do not scare me like these things do.
    HAHA I know right... Most of the surfers didn't seem to even care, i've stayed out seeing sharks before but this would most likely change my tune. Imagine one coming from below and just blasting you into the air and bye bye, never to be seen again...

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    Yeah, I wouldn't chance it...I'd get out and watch from the shore.

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    those things kill great whites. definetly not swimmimg with something that eats great whites!

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    One must be willing to bet your life that that hungry orcas can always tell the difference between a sea lion and a surfer in a wet suit without an initial taste test. These things will come in on the surf and snag a sea lion right off the beach. They're very tough predators in the wild, not a Sea World act. Actually, I believe that a Sea World handler/trainer was killed by one of their orcas sometime back.

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    Crap my suit.........then get out of the water............

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    I'd at least consider getting out myself, but keep in mind how much more developed the orca brain is than a shark brain. Cases of mistaken identify are a lot less likely.

    There has never been a documented fatality on a human from a wild orca, and very few bites in general - the nightmare stories are all examples of orcas in captivity.

    I'd probably rather paddle out with the orcas than stick around after seeing a shark

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    Can you imagine if a mother was teaching her calf how to hunt/kill and chose you as the subject?