Killer Video: It’s Not Nice to Play With Your Food

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Killer whales are the apex predators of our oceans. They are not preyed on by any other animal… except for themselves. Yes, killer whales can exhibit cannibalism.

Most of the time, however, killer whales prefer to eat fish, seals, whales, penguins and anything else they can get their 40-plus dagger-like teeth into. And when they do catch something, they have a tendency to play with their food, using their tail and body to send their hapless victim launching into the air.

It’s common to see killer whales do this with seals and penguins, but not with a less-common prey item that orcas like to eat: turtles. Watch as this orca off the Galapagos sends a sea turtle flying into the air:



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