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Man Killing Seals

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Deadly man killing seals of Antarctica are for real and it's amazing they haven't killed even more people. Most animals have a slight fear of humans and tend to stay away from us. For the others we're not normally on their list food menu unless they mistake us for something else, or for whatever reason they are desperate enough to have a go at us. Even when we provoke them they attack in defense. But there is a third category to and its sole member is the Leopard Seal. Polar bears are the apex predator of Arctic region but at the opposite pole of our planet, in Antarctica leopard seals are at the top of the food chain for land and sea animals. Yes I know the great white shark is the apex predator of sea animals down there. Averaging 13 feet or 4 meters in length, with huge bodies weighing up to 1400 pounds, combined with a top swimming speed of about 25-30 mph, equal that of a great white shark, leopard seals have the advantage against almost anything they come across. But what makes the leopard seal unique, is the number of unprovoked attacks on humans over the last few decades. Antarctica is the only continent on the planet not owned by a government, which will tell you how much people want to go there. Though there are 2 wells Fargo ATM machines there just so you know if you get the urge to check it out. For the most part visitors consist of just scientists and photographer but proportionately there have been a large number of attacks on humans by leopard seals. Apparently they consider us part of their food chain, on which they are above us. I know your probably thinking no human is going to go swimming in Antarctica with all the great white sharks so the seals wouldn't catch us in the water, and they waddle around like an old fat man so we could just outrun them, right? Wrong. It turns out leopard seals on land have the same top speed as an average human and in the cold and snow we humans are below average. Leopard seals have been attacking humans ever since 1914 with the first attempted trans-Antartic expedition by Earnest Shackleton. In that case a man did chased down a man on land, fortunately someone else shot the charging seal before he caught the man. In 1985 a Scottish explorer named Gareth Wood was almost dragged into the water by a leopard seal, and in 2003 British scientist Kirsty Brown was killed by a leopard seal while snorkeling, why she was snorkeling there I have no idea. As as it stands leopard seals are the only animal species that has humans on its normal mealtime menu. For more animal videos click the like button and check out the links below, or just click the subscribe button and we'll see you next time.