I have recently received a video clip of an ice fisherman being eaten by a Killer Whale! I am certain that it is not the genuine article. I would like to know, however, who conjured this one up. Where was it originated. When made etc. I probably can't attach the video clip to this message but should be able to attach it to an e-mail message (or other media) for SNOPES folks and for others in this forum to check and comment on.
wasn't this "video" a commercial for either smirnoff ice or smothing similar? I recall an ice fisherman checking a line , tugging on it a bit, then a huge orca smashing through the ice and swallowing the guy. it was definitely a commercial.
thelone "kinda like the kung fu grizzly bear vs.the salmon fisherman commercial" abalone
FWIW, there are no documented cases of a killer whale killing a human. There is a movement to stop calling them 'Killer whale' and use the name 'Orca' instead.
Many of them do make a habit of eating other cetaceans (whales and dolphins). It's interesting to know that one of the most intelligent creatures on earth (other than humans) eats its evolutionary cousins.
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While there are no documented cases of Orca killing humans, it does not mean they couldn't (and who would know if the person was alone?).
As to the OP, I doubt the footage is true.
However, Orca are known to locate and attack seals by breaking through the ice under them. There is an incident, the documentation of which I would have to relocate, of a researcher who noted an Orca following the researcher's shadow as he moved across the ice pack. The researcher stopped and was amazed when the Orca broke through the ice farther along his projected path.