Fishermen 'Hardly Believe' It as False Killer Whales Snatch Catch
A sport fishing guide based in Fiji took to Instagram on March 27 after he watched in disbelief as a pack of false killer whales devoured a massive catch right off a client’s line.
The footage was recorded by Jaga Crossingham and shows the false killer whales circling around and closing in to take chunks out of a marlin on the fishing line.
“Can hardly believe what we witnessed today!!” Crossingham wrote on Instagram, where he described how the “140kg+” (310-pound) marlin was reduced to little more than its head by the false killer whales. Credit: Jaga Crossingham via Storyful
[FISHING REEL SPINNING]
- Oh, another run.
- Yeah, we'll wind it up.
- It just won't give up.
- Got it, mate. Yeah.
- It's a whale, apparently.
- It is looking.
- Well, I guess I can get his snoot, can't I? His bill.
- His bill.
- Yeah, yeah, for sure. Look at that.
- Check this out, man. Keep winding. Keep winding.
- All right, mate.
- Eli, come and grab this. Neutral. Let's pull it in.
- How's that, mate?
- Forward a little bit. Forward a little bit. Stop. Never seen anything like it. Look at that.