In a story with biblical overtones, a lobster diver says a whale tried to swallow him, but he was able to get out alive.
The Cape Cod Times reports 56-year-old Michael Packard says he was underwater when he felt a shove. Then things went completely black, and he realized a whale was in the process of swallowing him.
“I could sense I was moving, and I could feel the whale squeezing with the muscles in his mouth,” he said.
Veteran Cape Cod lobster diver Michael Packard was swallowed whole by a humpback whale and lives to tell the story… pic.twitter.com/CQcCP2fdVs
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At first, Packard thought his attacker was a great white shark, but he hadn’t suffered any serious wounds that a shark’s razor sharp teeth would cause. That’s when he realized he was in a whale’s mouth.
“I was completely inside; it was completely black,” Packard told the newspaper. “I thought to myself, ‘there’s no way I’m getting out of here. I’m done, I’m dead.’ All I could think of was my boys — they’re 12 and 15 years old.”
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