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Nevilledog

(51,064 posts)
Fri Jun 11, 2021, 08:49 PM Jun 2021

Cape Cod fisherman OK after whale gulps him down, spits him out



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A Cape Cod fisherman is recovering after miraculously emerging without serious injuries after spending nearly a minute in the maw of a humpback whale who mistook him for a snack

Cape Cod fisherman OK after whale gulps him down, spits him out
A Cape Cod fisherman is recovering after miraculously emerging without serious injuries after spending nearly a minute in the maw of a humpback whale who mistook him for a snack.
bostonherald.com


https://www.bostonherald.com/2021/06/11/cape-cod-fisherman-ok-after-whale-gulps-him-down-spits-him-out/

A Cape Cod fisherman is recovering after miraculously emerging without serious injuries from spending nearly a minute in the maw of a humpback whale who mistook him for a snack.

“I was lobster diving and a humpback whale tried to eat me,” fisherman Michael Packard wrote on Facebook.

This salty tale begins innocuously, with the 56-year-old sea captain Packard on Friday morning looking for lobsters near Provincetown, where he’s from. He dove into the ocean to check a trap — when a passing whale gulped him down.

“He was in a whale’s mouth for 30 to 40 seconds, and then he was spit out,” his mother, local painter Anne Packard, told the Herald on Friday afternoon.

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Cape Cod fisherman OK after whale gulps him down, spits him out (Original Post) Nevilledog Jun 2021 OP
It's obvious we don't taste like chicken Ferrets are Cool Jun 2021 #1
well now, this dude has some stories to publish! msfiddlestix Jun 2021 #2
Apparently he also survived a plane crash in the past. Nevilledog Jun 2021 #4
LOL. Why does that Not surprise me? Some fellows just have all the luck! msfiddlestix Jun 2021 #12
He'll always have the story no one can top while drinking at the bar. Solly Mack Jun 2021 #3
People will just think he's a drunk......lol Nevilledog Jun 2021 #5
Probably. Solly Mack Jun 2021 #7
Humpback whales are krill feeders MineralMan Jun 2021 #6
Jonah he lived in a whale... sprinkleeninow Jun 2021 #8
"I feel like Jonah in the belly of the whale..." htuttle Jun 2021 #9
Whale watching in Cape Cod on research boat... tavernier Jun 2021 #10
Surprised this doesn't happen more often. Paladin Jun 2021 #11
Interview with the dude Nevilledog Jun 2021 #13
He has an actual whale tale to tell. Hassler Jun 2021 #14

MineralMan

(146,284 posts)
6. Humpback whales are krill feeders
Fri Jun 11, 2021, 08:58 PM
Jun 2021

They couldn't eat a human, anyhow. It just scooped him up and spit him out. "Not food!$

tavernier

(12,375 posts)
10. Whale watching in Cape Cod on research boat...
Fri Jun 11, 2021, 09:06 PM
Jun 2021

One of the top three highlights of my life, the day we saw so many breaching and playing, twins they thought were gone, others thought to have died.

Intelligent, beautiful creatures. ❤️

Paladin

(28,246 posts)
11. Surprised this doesn't happen more often.
Fri Jun 11, 2021, 09:10 PM
Jun 2021

Lots of whales, directly offshore of Provincetown.

Glad this guy made it through, undigested.

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