Seal jumps on B.C. couple’s dinghy to avoid being eaten by orca

Michelle Wigmore and her husband were out enjoying Friday afternoon on the waters of Desolation Sound when they came upon an unexpected sight: a stowaway seal hiding out on their dinghy to avoid falling prey to a passing orca.

“Sure enough, two orcas popped up,” said Wigmore. “It was just breathtaking and heartbreaking in a way because you don’t want to get in the middle of a hunt and affect wildlife and affect nature. But at the same time, you feel sort of sorry for the seal, but you know that this is how these transient orcas survive.”

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