Bites at Animal Planet

5 Mar

Whale Says Hello And Smacks Tourist Off The Coast Of Mexico

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Chelsea was on the receiving end of a "greeting" from a whale off the coast of Mexico. (Photo taken from YouTube user Jordyn R)

Whale watching can be a blink-or-miss experience compounded by long stretches of staring into the open water, waiting for something to happen.

But it’s safe to say Canadian tourist Chelsea Crawford got her money’s worth, after receiving a once-in-a-lifetime encounter with a whale off the coast of Baja California, Mexico, according to the Huffington Post

Watch what happens in this video uploaded by YouTube user Jordyn R:

It’s not quite the welcome anyone wants to receive, but we’re happy to tell you that Chelsea was fine after the encounter.

Want to learn more about whales? Visit the Whale Wars website on AnimalPlanet.com and check out the Whale Wars interactive episode Blood and Water.   

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