They started spraying the fatty with water in an effort to get him to jump off the ship. The man with the camera yelled out that the “poor bastard was tired.” They were cursing at him with every possible profanity in the Russian language, hoping that he’d be insulted enough to jump ship. “Come on f***er, dive!” yelled the scallywags.
In the video, one of the Russian fishermen began to cut the net open and the seal pushed through quicker than he expected. The seal was extremely aggressive. He bit the man on the shoulder and flung his body about five feet.
Seals may not be the fastest animals, but they are incredibly strong. Some of the biggest species of seal can weigh up to 8,500 pounds!
Watching the video, you’ll tense up when you see the dog on the boat get close to the huge seal. The seal whipped its massive body around and started snapping at the dog. He could have easily killed the pup, but the fishermen approached the seal and made him back off.
Again, the fishermen used a hose to get the seal off the boat, all the while cursing up a storm.
Not all seals are like Andre. Seals can be extremely aggressive if approached. The International Fund for Animal Welfare warns people about approaching seals or trying to feed them. It’s not only illegal but it could leave you seriously hurt.