Watch an Orca Whale Chase and Nibble a Standup Paddleboard

by Owen James Burke

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Screenshot from 3 News/Luke Reilly.

Standup paddler Luke Reilly was about 200 meters offshore of New Zealand on Monday when a killer whale popped up behind him. It investigated him for about five minutes, reports say, before taking a nibble at the tail, realizing it wasn’t food and shooting off.

Luke Reilly was stand-up paddle boarding about 200m offshore yesterday when an orca “popped up” next to him.The killer whale checked him out for about 5 minutes and even had a nibble on his board.Watch the full clip: http://www.3news.co.nz/nznews/paddle-boarders-close-encounter-with-curious-orca-2015051915?ref=fb

Posted by 3 News on Monday, 18 May 2015

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