Humpback Whales Crash The Party

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Swedish tourist Carina Shane was enjoying a warm day of boating on the water off the coast of Truro, Massachusetts last week when some uninvited visitors crashed her party.

“It was so hot out, so I decided I’d just have to go in (the water),” she told the Boston Globe.  “I turned and it was three of them coming at me and I panicked.  I was crazy scared.”

The three in question would be humpback whales, who are generally over 40 feet long and weigh close to 40 tons.  Shane was lucky for a couple of reasons – first of all, she ended up not getting turned into whale food, and secondly, her friend in a second boat had a camera to document it all (as is always the case in today’s digitalized age).

“When I saw the whales come out, I was a little freaked out,” the friend in question and Truro resident, Lois Petti, told The Globe.  “The whales were so close to her.  I just grabbed [the camera] it and started shooting and screamed, ‘Get out of the water!’  It was hysterical, in a way, and quite frightening”.

No doubt Carina Shane will remember her trip to the U.S. for quite some time.


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Jeff Fox is a long-time vegetarian and animal lover who enjoys spending time in the great outdoors with his two young sons and dog. An accomplished sports journalist, he can also be found writing at FIGHT! magazine and SLAM magazine.

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