posted on Nov, 15 2009 @ 12:10 AM
Mind blowing. The fact that this was a wild seal that had never seen humans before, and it responded like that.
I have been swimming with seals before quite a few times - they are very scary in the water - fast, big and huge teeth - very intimidating. However,
they acted exactly like you would expect a domestic dog to act - I always think of them as dogs of the water.
The seals I swam with had quite a lot of contact with people - people would toss them fish offal and so on from the local pier - and they were also
seen hanging around swimming beaches sometimes. Usually in a small group of 2 to 4 of them.
A colony lived on a small nearby island where I used to sail to and then either fish, or dive and shoot fish.
They are curious and friendly. I used to shoot fish and carry them on a hoop, never more than a couple at a time before I would return to the boat -
but on number of occasion's I had seals come and want them.
I swear they knew they were my fish - they pulled on the fish - sometimes pulling them off the hoop, but not really aggressively - more like a 'I
want this .. can I have it?" Truthfully - despite their non threatening approach, I was quite anxious and gave them the fish immediately. One bite
could break your leg or arm - for sure, I didn't want them to confuse me with the fish.
This guy has big brass balls filming like he did.
[edit on 15-11-2009 by Amagnon]