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Sat Jun 12, 2021, 09:34 PM

'Oh My God, I'm in the Mouth of a Whale': What It's Like Being Swallowed by a Humpback

A Massachusetts man had a whale of a tale to tell Friday -- though it's one plenty of people thought was more of a fish tale.

But Cape Cod commercial lobster diver Michael Packard's injuries and his diving mate's own account back Packard's story that he was briefly swallowed by a humpback whale off the coast of Cape Cod.

He recounted the harrowing -- and painful -- moment he realized that he was in the closed mouth of one of the world's biggest creatures. Experts said the encounter was rare, and likely a complete accident.

Packard was in about 45 feet of water when "I just felt this truck hit me and everything just went dark," he said.

At first he thought he'd been eaten by a white shark -- the feared sharks have become fixtures off the coast of Cape Cod in the summer -- then he realized it didn't have teeth: "I said, 'Oh my god, I'm in the mouth of a whale.'"

Packard's crew mate Josiah Mayo was driving the boat and following him on his dive.

"It was just a huge splash and kind of thrashing around," said Mayo. "I saw Michael kind of pop up within the mess and the whale disappeared."

Harbormaster Don German said at first he didn't believe what he was hearing when he got the call about the incident.

"Honestly, we all kind of thought, 'OK, this is far fetched,' but then, when we got word from the injured gentleman, we realized it was an actual incident."

https://www.nbcboston.com/news/local/oh-my-god-im-in-the-mouth-of-a-whale-cape-cod-man-recounts-moment-he-was-swallowed-by-a-whale/2404002/

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Reply 'Oh My God, I'm in the Mouth of a Whale': What It's Like Being Swallowed by a Humpback (Original post)
CatWoman Jun 12 OP
SheltieLover Jun 12 #1
Hugh_Lebowski Jun 12 #2
SheltieLover Jun 12 #3
JanMichael Jun 12 #4
CatWoman Jun 12 #6
underpants Jun 12 #5
CatWoman Jun 12 #8
underpants Jun 12 #9
stillcool Jun 12 #7
gay texan Jun 12 #10
unblock Jun 12 #11
Historic NY Jun 13 #12

Response to CatWoman (Original post)

Sat Jun 12, 2021, 09:38 PM

1. Poor guy!

Had to be terrifying!

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Response to SheltieLover (Reply #1)

Sat Jun 12, 2021, 09:44 PM

2. True but AMAZING story, given he lived (nt)

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Response to Hugh_Lebowski (Reply #2)

Sat Jun 12, 2021, 09:45 PM

3. Omg, yes!

Glad he is ok!

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Response to CatWoman (Original post)

Sat Jun 12, 2021, 09:46 PM

4. Is this the same guy?

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Response to JanMichael (Reply #4)

Sat Jun 12, 2021, 09:52 PM

6. that's not Jonah!!!

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Response to CatWoman (Original post)

Sat Jun 12, 2021, 09:46 PM

5. Wasn't from Nantucket??? Okay ---- so this whale snuck up on him?

Exactly how many people named “Mayo” are there in this story?
Do Whales Ever Eat People?

Charles “Stormy” Mayo, a senior scientist and whale expert at the Center for Coastal Studies in Provincetown, told the Cape Cod Times that such human-whale encounters are rare.

Dr. Jooke Robbins ⬅️ Come on! Enough already!

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Response to underpants (Reply #5)

Sat Jun 12, 2021, 10:03 PM

8. we seem to have a new breed of gangsta humpbacks

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Response to CatWoman (Reply #8)

Sat Jun 12, 2021, 10:06 PM

9. Ninja Humpbacks

Sneak up on ya n stuff

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Response to CatWoman (Original post)

Sat Jun 12, 2021, 09:58 PM

7. That must have been something...

wish he had his cell phone.

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Response to CatWoman (Original post)

Sat Jun 12, 2021, 10:17 PM

10. Went full on Johna did he? N/t

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Response to CatWoman (Original post)

Sat Jun 12, 2021, 11:01 PM

11. Now the whale will have a tall story about the one that got away

I once caught a human and he was *this big*!

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Response to CatWoman (Original post)

Sun Jun 13, 2021, 12:31 AM

12. Poor Noah is getting upstaged.

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