A friendly whale nudges fishing boat asking for assistance to remove trash from her mouth.
Fishermen were stunned when a whale approached their boat and asked the crew for help.The desperate whale nudged the fishing boat and urged the crew to remove the plastic litter obstructing her mouth. The video below shows the amazing moment when a fisherman untangles debris and plastic bags from the troubled mammal’s mouth.
The Daily Mirror reports: The group came to the assistance of the whale, pulling plastic bags and fishing rods from its mouth.
Michael Riggio, 17, decided to get a keepsake, taking selfie snaps while his friend Ivan Iskenderian, stretched out to help the animal.
“It was surreal, we couldn’t believe our eyes,” said Ivan.
The moment which happened on Tuesday, in Middle Harbour, near Sydney, was captured on film by fellow fisherman Ron Kovacs who originally tried to help the whale.
“He just popped his head up so you could reach out and remove the garbage, he told the Daily Mail.
“He tried on my boat but we are a bit higher.
“I made one grab for the bag but missed. He was very inquisitive and more interested in us.”
After the rubbish is freed from it’s mouth the whale shows its appreciation by flipping its fin while swimming away.
Giant whale caught in plastic bag swims up to fishing boat and asks for help