Food chain role reversal — Seal attacks and eats sharks

By Abraham Piper

Recently, photographer, diver, and shark expert Chris Fallows was able to snap photos of a large Cape fur seal hunting and eating several blue sharks off the coast of South Africa.

It is a rarely seen event, but not entirely surprising. Callan Duck, a scientist at the University of St Andrews’ Sea Mammal Research Unit, explains…

It may be that there are not many photos of this happening, but that doesn’t mean sharks cannot be part of a seal’s normal diet. Cape fur seal can weigh up to 700 pounds. It’s a question of size. If you are smaller than me, I will eat you.

Despite sticking around long enough to snap the photos, Fallows was not too happy with the scene he witnessed…

If karma does indeed exist, the seal had better watch out if it returns during the great whites’ winter hunting season.

(via The Daily Mail)