I don’t know what it’s called to pull yourself up by your bootstraps when you don’t even have any feet, but those orcas who were caught in the ice yesterday (that’s them in the video above) have managed to get free with no assistance from the government. We’re sure Rush Limbaugh would approve.
Orca-lovers everywhere contacted Canada’s Department of Fisheries and Oceans pleading for assistance for the whales, who were trapped in a narrowing ice hole and looked like they would need a government-dispatched icebreaker to get free. Instead, though, the wind shifted, the ice broke up, the whales swam free, and local villagers were able to put down the chainsaws they’d planned to use to enlarge the shrinking hole.
Killer whales free after being trapped by Hudson Bay ice, Globe and Mail.
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