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Caught on Video: Orca Whale Tails Swimming Dog in New Zealand

Image source: YouTube

Image source: YouTube

A diver and a dog got more than they bargained for when they found themselves incredibly close to several orca whales in New Zealand.

Video posted on YouTube this week shows the diver quickly scrambling onto the rocks as the fins approache and a black labrador that had been fetching sticks quickly paddling to the shore.

From the Seattle Post-Intelligencer:

Most likely neither the diver nor the dog were in danger from these killer whales because orcas are unknown to have ever intentionally harmed a human in the wild, nor attacked dogs either as far as I am aware – and these were most likely the fish eating type that specializes in hunting rays in the shallows around this part of New Zealand. Orcas pretty much stick to their accustomed menus, and human or dog are not on it; they just may be as curious about us as we are about them.

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