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What is the most underrated animal, and why is it the leopard seal?

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What is the most underrated animal, and why is it the leopard seal?
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The lowly dik-dik. Small animal, huge heart.
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>>2007347
I thought I was the only one.
My Dad got chased by one across the sea ice when he was with the navy.
I think a woman got dragged underwater to her death by one as well. I wonder if it saw her as food or just a threat?
The Southern Elephant seal is quite a beast too
>dives to the same depths as Sperm Whales
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>>2007356

> My Dad got chased by one across the sea ice when he was with the navy.

Please tell this story.
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>>2007366
They were helping a party of scientists who had gotten into difficulty, their boat had broken down or something.
After the scientists had been brought aboard Dad and a few others on the ground were exploring and not far from the site a Leopard Seal was chilling on the Ice and Dad got a little too close. I think he was trying to take a picture or something.
It's not his first seal related incident either. When he was based in The Falklands he teased a Southern Sea Lion on a beach, I think there's a picture of it somewhere. I'll get back to you.

Enjoy my blog
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>>2007366
Enjoy
I can't tell if it's a Bull with its mate or a Cow with its calf
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>>2007374

Why does your dad have such a passionate grudge against seals?
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>>2007371
>chased

Do you mean "lunged at"? Because a leopard seal is incredibly slow on land and is completely incapable of chasing someone unless they are either in water, or they are a paraplegic.
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>>2007366
You might be interested to know my dad also has leopard seal experience, diving with the army in Falklands Islands leopard seal saw his friend as a potential mate, brought him big bits of fish and tried to make fuck to him.
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>>2007676

10/10 would watch movie.
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>>2007347
Favorite marine mammal. It's a fucking lion with fins.
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>>2007356
>dives to the same depths as Sperm Whales
Allegedly
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>>2007705

Still, the things are absolute tanks.
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Spookiest animal. At first glance they look like your everyday cuddly seal, then they open their mouth and it turns out they were sharks in disguise.
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>>2008453
Looks like a mass produced EVA
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I fucking love leopard seals and hearing about how curious they are. Like that one dude who encountered one and it was bringing him live, injured, then dead penguins.

They are solitary predators so what makes them so playful and inquisitive? Is it because being a top predator(aside from killer whales), they can afford to?
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>>2009021
They are a predator that hunts predators, adaptive intelligence is probably required to out think their prey.
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>>2007689
Leopard seals are like the jews of the seal species. All other races of seal hate them.
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>>2009641

I think it's safe to say that most non-human things hate them also.
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elephant seals
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Leopard seals are my favorite marine mammal. They manage to look cute and vicious.
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>>2007673
polar bear in a past life?
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Is it true that they hunt other seals?
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>>2011634
Yes.
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>>2008453
These are my thoughts exactly, they scare the crap out of me
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>>2011274
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>>2008439
>being fed fish
>holding the fucking bucket

fucking bags of shit that move
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>>2012624
Never encountered a leopard, but I've been swarmed and nibbled by these guys several times. They are cute, curious, very agile, and can't get enough of my big white fins.
>Fall of 2014, Norris Rocks BC
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>>2007350
Some kind of deer/antelope? Do they make good pets? It's cute as fuck.
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>>2007347
seals are fucking terrifying creatures
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>>2007347
Fuck dude I thought they found the Loch Ness monster or some shit eating a diver in that thumbnail
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>>2015188
I remember the first time I saw this I laughed for minutes on end.

Oh youth.
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>>2007702
>gets eaten by sharks
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>>2007356
my professor almost got killed by one while doing research.

twice.
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>>2007356
>Southern Elephant seal
We had one of those come ashore at a nearby beach recently, which is odd because they don't usually come this way. It just parked its fat ass on the beach and refused to move for about six days. They set up a cordon around it to keep the sightseers from getting too close and it became something of an attraction for a while. Naturally I was one of the befuddled onlookers who showed up to gawk at it, it isn't every day you get to see an elephant seal in the wild after all. Eventually it dragged its fat ass back into the water and swam away to wherever it is that elephant seals are actually supposed to live.
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Tapirs are pretty chill
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>>2016886
>those teeth
fuck
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>>2016890

https://www.ted.com/talks/paul_nicklen_tales_of_ice_bound_wonderlands?language=en

You think that pic is bad?
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Crows
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>Posting animals that any casual's heard of

The correct response is dermopterans and scandentians
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>>2016917
crows are certainly the most underrated animals
>tfw no pet crow
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>>2016886

Even the babies look like little demons of the sea
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my family lived in Alaska for the longest time and my dad spent his whole life there. he said when they'd go fishing these things would come up to the boat to be fed. desu they look kind of scary with their long heads
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>>2018777
jesus christ i hate 4chan sensors
*to be honest, not desu
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