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Sea leopard story

  1. Nov 17, 2009 #1

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    I think it was pretty rude of the photographer to not even try a bite of penguin.
     
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  3. Nov 17, 2009 #2

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    WoW! I love it.
     
  4. Nov 17, 2009 #3

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    You love it? What does it taste like?
     
  5. Nov 17, 2009 #4

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    Chicken?
     
  6. Nov 17, 2009 #5

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    Is this going to make me sad? I can't watch anything sad.
     
  7. Nov 17, 2009 #6

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    Oh, no - no, watch it, Evo. It's kinda sweet,actually.
     
  8. Nov 17, 2009 #7

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    Poor penquins.

    I wonder what the sea lion thought he was?
     
  9. Nov 17, 2009 #8

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    OK, is it too late to become an antarctic photographer for Nat'l Geo?

    'Coz I'm sick of my job right there, I'll tell you what...
     
  10. Nov 17, 2009 #9

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    I wonder if Pengwuino will report this thread.
     
  11. Nov 17, 2009 #10

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    Awesome :approve:, I love it!

    I once witnessed very similar behavior between my cat and my dog. The cat would bring near-dead mice to the dog, who would just sort of paw at the dying rodents. But the cat was so patient, and the dog was an attentive (yet inept) student.
     
  12. Nov 18, 2009 #11

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    Oh dear...

    According to 1 out of 12 comments under the Youtube video, the whole thing was faked.

    Those people seem quite certain about it, so I guess it was faked.

    I wonder what part was fake. That penguin did look pixilated, and the shadows under the water looked odd...some evidence of photoshopping...
     
  13. Nov 18, 2009 #12

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    Bah it's National Geographic. I'll believe them.

    Cute furry sea leapard. Who's the cutest vicious predator in the Artic seas? You are! Yes you are!
     
  14. Nov 18, 2009 #13
    You would not believe how horrified I was after watching the Free Willy movie, and seeing my first documentary that explained the "killer" whale to me in detail. After seeing a few seals tossed up in the air I don't think I could ever look at Willy the same way again...

    To be naive again.
     
  15. Nov 18, 2009 #14

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    Killer whales are attractive and they kill to stay alive. Sea leopards are pretty cute, and they kill to stay alive. Penguins can be really cute, and they kill to stay alive. Their prey is fish though, and somehow we don't extend fish the same courtesy. Killer whales, sea leopards, and penguins are all predators, and our attitudes toward their places in the food-chain should not be swayed by their appearance - popular culture puts the lie to that ideal, though. It would be a whole lot easier to raise money from the public to protect killer whales than to protect Australian salt-water crocodiles.
     
  16. Nov 18, 2009 #15

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    Another young seal/sea-lion ?
    Divers aren't allowed in the water in the antarctic when killer whales are around because they mistake divers for seals, which isn't good.
    Killer whales aren't a threat to people anywhere else but if you decide to be seal sized, dress in black rubber and swim around with flipper motions you are going to be lunch.
     
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