A Giant Whale Kept Swimming Up To These Guys. Then They Realized Something Was Seriously Wrong!

Two young fisherman from Australia recently had an amazing run in with an enormous whale while out on their boat. Seventeen year old Michael Riggio and his friend Ivan Iskenderian were returning from a fishing trip in Middle Harbour, which is north of Sydney, when a whale swam up to them.

At first the boys were surprised and amazed that a whale was coming in so close to shore and the boat. It repeatedly poked the tip of its barnacle speckled head up out of the water and even nudged the boat several times.

As the whale continued acting more and more atypical another fisherman took notice. Ron Kovacs was in a boat across from the boys and started to record the strange scene. The whale circled the watercraft and swam underneath it a few times before it resumed poking its head out of the water. That’s when the boys realized the reason for the whale’s uncharacteristic behavior; it needed help.

In its mouth was a tangled mess of fishing wire and several plastic bags that had gotten stuck. The unwelcome garbage was clearly aggravating the whale and it wanted it removed. Iskenderian sprung into action and leaned out as far as he could when the whale neared the boat.

He managed to snag the trash and free the whale from having it stuck in his mouth. As he was doing that, Riggio whipped out his cell phone and used the scene as a backdrop for some selfies. He ended up capturing and preserving the incredible, unbelievable, once in a lifetime moment and shared it with the world.

After the wire and plastic had been removed the whale happily swam off to deeper waters. As it glided out to sea it slapped its fin on the water’s surface, as a way to show appreciation and say thanks to the people who helped it out. The man recording the video, Ron Kovacs, summed it up best when he later wrote on his Facebook page “He was very enquisitive and more interested in us.

You could see that big eye coming out watching us. They are not dumb for sure.” He is 100% correct, whales are far more intelligent and clever than most humans ever give them credit for. They say the eyes are the window to the soul, and when Kovacs looked into the whale’s eye he saw a peaceful, smart, wise, and gentle creature who needed a little help. Once the whale received that help, it expressed thanks and continued on its way.

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