posted on May, 11 2013 @ 02:08 PM
reply to post by spirit_horse
I think it was probably just smart to get out of the water.
I wouldn't want to be swimming with them.
I don't think there have been many recorded orca attacks. As you say though, wild creature, the potential there is for a quick death. They are
certainly more than equipped to take out a human.
Perhaps the reason not many report is because not many survive to tell though.
I had to go look up on wiki and see what the reports are on Orca attacks:
Orcas (or Killer whales) are powerful predators capable of killing prey much larger than humans, such as leopard seals and great white sharks.
They have also been recorded preying on usually terrestrial species such as moose swimming between islands. However, wild orcas are not considered
a real threat to humans, as there are few documented cases of wild orcas attacking people, and none of the recorded attacks have been fatal. There
have been about two dozen cases of orcas attacking humans since the 1970s, almost exclusively perpetrated by captive animals. Experts are divided
as to whether the injuries and deaths caused by captive killer whales have been accidents or deliberate attempts to cause harm.
11-5-2013 by Darkblade71 because: (no reason given)