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Old 10-06-2010, 05:05 PM
 
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deer are not killer whale food, weekend warrior.
Orcas have been known to to kill and eat moose that were swimming from island to island here in SE.
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Old 10-06-2010, 07:44 PM
 
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deer are not killer whale food, weekend warrior.
ummmm.....someone who has lived in Alaska and knows about such you are calling a "weekend warrior"??? an what does someone from Lafaette, LA know about Orca feeding???
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Old 10-06-2010, 08:29 PM
 
Location: NV
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Awesome job captain and crew !!! One life experience to cherish.
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Old 10-06-2010, 09:45 PM
 
Location: Valdez, Alaska
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Yet again natures natural, effective and brutal process of evolution is thwarted by man. Looks like "stupid" gets to stay in that deer herds gene pool.
Well, stupid people get a pass all the time, why not stupid deer?
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Old 10-06-2010, 09:59 PM
 
Location: Boonies of N. Alabama
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Well, stupid people get a pass all the time, why not stupid deer?
That's what I was thinking.. lol.
I reckon if I saw someone trying to win a Darwin Award, I might say something or try to stop them first. Might not be a smart idea, but...I probably would nonetheless.
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Old 10-06-2010, 10:13 PM
 
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ummmm.....someone who has lived in Alaska and knows about such you are calling a "weekend warrior"??? an what does someone from Lafaette, LA know about Orca feeding???
Orcas are opportunists, there have been cases of them eating swimming deer.
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Old 10-06-2010, 11:00 PM
 
Location: Naptowne, Alaska
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I guess some people just think Orca's eat their trainers.

It was pretty cool to see photo's of the deer on the boat. I'm sure deer swim from island to island quite often. Maybe this bunch just got caught bucking the tide and wore themselves out getting nowhere fast.
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Old 10-07-2010, 12:36 AM
 
Location: Barrow, Alaska
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Well, stupid people get a pass all the time, why not stupid deer?
Deer are wonderful, especially for dinner on Sunday afternoon. But the relationship between man and the Killer Whale (Keet Shagoon) is special.

Sealaska - Shop - Kéet Shagóon VHS
"Kéet Shagóon tells the story of Naatsilanéi, who carves
a Killer Whale to seek revenge against his brothers-in-law who left
him to die on a rock at sea. A company of four Tlingit performers
costumed in traditional, pre-European regalia enact the story.
Kéet Shagóon combines the aboriginal traditions of oral literature,
dance, and song. The video was shot in performance in the fall of
1988. Produced by Sealaska Heritage Institute Naa Kahidi Theater
in cooperation with the Klukwan Killer Whale House. 1988.
28 minutes, VHS"
The Naa Kahidi Theater produced a video of the story of Keet Shagoon, and for $20 it is a pretty good buy. It features the late Chris Machua (pictured on the cover of the video), Gary Wade (narrator), and Diane Benson. (My appologies, I don't know the name of the forth performer.)

The video is not technically the best video ever, but the performance itself is rather excellent. The story of course is fabulous, with several sub-themes, lots of drama, and a moral that is universal.

To paraphrase, "Concentrate on where you are going, do not look back, do not worry about where you have been, think only about where you are going."

And of course they explain exactly why the Killer Whale does not attack humans.
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Old 10-07-2010, 02:05 AM
 
Location: Valdez, Alaska
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Old 10-07-2010, 08:47 AM
 
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little did they know they would provide safety for Guido's cousin!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EBwqbqZ3L60
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