And then, Shamu ate a pelican

matt.'s avatar

Sorry if this is old, I did a search and didn't find anything.

I would say these people got their money's worth.

Jeff's avatar

That's some awesome circle of life stuff right there. Now I "believe."

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Marine mammal improv. No ad-libbing, please. Stick to the script.

I liked the first video off to the side-- where the whale knocked the trainer right off the deck with its tailfin.

coasterqueenTRN's avatar

Wow! That pelican had a death wish! Stupid bird.

Glad the trainer didn't seem too injured. You just forget how MASSIVE those animals are until you see things like this.


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janfrederick's avatar

Wow, and the band played on! Do you think they got a "time out" after that? ;)

"I go out at 3 o' clock for a quart of milk and come home to my son treating his body like an amusement park!" - Estelle Costanza
Sawblade5's avatar

I have been told that these animals still have their predatory instincts even in captivity. The pelican was there in the pool hoping to snag some fish but instead paid the ultimate price by getting to close to its predator.On the other note I was surprised that they didn't cut the music off then when the whales were not behaving to the flow of the show. I have been to the Blue Horizons shows at Sea World in Orlando a few times and it got preempted by not complaint animal behavior. The first time I was there the false killer whales wouldn't leave the pool and the show had to be called from there. The 2nd time I was there and the show was interrupted, the Andean Condor wouldn't fly across the stadium on que, That only stopped the show for a brief moment. Both times the music was cut off.

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eightdotthree's avatar

They really went after it too! It was a frenzy. Odd that there didn't seem to be any announcement.

Vater's avatar

Sawblade5 said:
I have been told that these animals still have their predatory instincts even in captivity.

Told? I thought that was pretty obvious from the video. ;)

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