Rare Moment Orca Plays With A Turtle... Or Food?

Caters_NewsPublished: August 19, 201613,399 views
Published: August 19, 2016

Have you heard of sea turtles flying? Because you are about to...sort of.
This Orca decides to play with its food which happens to be a sea turtle. Orca's don't often feed on turtles but this one was hungry.
If you think that the orca shouldn't be playing with its food like that, you might be in for a surprise as to why it's doing it. Orcas are known to use this technique when they hunt their prey, either to remove the risk of the prey hurting them, like a seal with it's teeth, or in this case, to help remove the shell and skin off the turtle, which is inedible.
Can you guess what happens to the sea turtle's hard shell when it smacks on the surface of the water, after being thrown so high in the air?

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