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Whale attack!

by EdH / May 27, 2007 12:39 AM PDT
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A show about killer whales attacking a California gray whale and her calf while "whale watchers" in a boat witness in horror.

Yes, animals in the wild kill each other!!!!

One person on board could be heard shouting, "Call the Coast Guard!" and the narrator intoned, "There was nothing anybody could do..." People don't seem willing to understand that these are animals. The Coast Guard is not charged with preventing animals from murdering other animals.

What do people imagine is happening in the oceans every minute of every day?
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Reminds me of the story
by duckman / May 27, 2007 12:46 AM PDT
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re: animals killing each other
by grimgraphix / May 27, 2007 1:13 AM PDT
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Whether it's the wilds of Baghdad or Detroit... people out in the wild kill each other too.

Animals, like killer whales, tend to do it because they want to eat.

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Also to protect territory
by Steven Haninger / May 27, 2007 1:23 AM PDT

and, be it obvious or not so obvious, somewhere survival is an objective regardless of species.

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Animals also kill over mates and..
by EdH / May 27, 2007 1:27 AM PDT

and dominance over the group (Hmmm!) and sometimes to eliminate future rivals.

Not so different from humans, which, rumor has it, are also animals.

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Also
by duckman / May 27, 2007 1:28 AM PDT

kill the young of their own litters and those of competing litters

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I think eating = survival.
by grimgraphix / May 27, 2007 1:35 AM PDT

Protecting territory usually is protecting against encroachment of your own species since you both compete for the same mates and resources. I'm not sure there are examples of a species purposefully targeting another species over territory per se but I could be wrong.

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(NT) Mating is often more important than eating.
by EdH / May 27, 2007 1:44 AM PDT
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Do you think the grey whale was putting the moves...
by grimgraphix / May 27, 2007 2:24 AM PDT

... on the Killer Whales' male friend? That ***** and her kid had to pay!

On the other hand... I always get hungry after mating... Wink

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