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Meet "Tilly" -- A Real Killer Whale

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Batman, Feb 24, 2010.

  1. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    Killer whale at Sea World, named "Tilly," grabs a trainer during the start of a show today. Tilly didn't let go. The trainer was dead in a matter of moments. They cleared the orca stadium, but the park remained open.


    And apparently this isn't Tilly's first victim. She has a history of violence, including a dead homeless guy they found in her tank a couple years ago. I guess you could call her a serial killer whale.
  2. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    Holy shit. Three threads on the same topic created simultaneously. It's like Tesla and Marconi. And, um, Radio from that movie with Ed Harris.
    Mods, feel free to delete this, merge 'em, whatever.
  3. I Should Coco

    I Should Coco Well-Known Member

    Obviously, I feel horribly for the trainer, who probably loved doing what she believed was helping ocean animals for her career. RIP.

    Just as obviously, someone has this on tape and will probably try to make a few bucks off it. Scumbag.
  4. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    That's just awful.

    Growing up, I used to think that would be the coolest job ever.
  5. WolvEagle

    WolvEagle Active Member

    I've been to the killer whale show at SeaWorld in Orlando. Wow.

    Only Shamu Stadium was closed - the rest of the park stayed open. If I were at SeaWorld today (and not dodging snowflakes), I don't know if I'd want to stay. The show goes on in the rest of the park, even though a whale killed a trainer? Oh, man.
  6. Small Town Guy

    Small Town Guy Well-Known Member

    Vince McMahon sees nothing wrong with that.
  7. Beef03

    Beef03 Active Member

    The show must go on, the trainer would have wanted it that way . . .

    Personally I want to be a selfish jerk and have the world shut down when I die. Nothing must go on.

    Had this happened in Texas would there be a call for the death penalty, and if they decided to fry the whale would it just take tossing a toaster into the tank?
  8. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Caught on tape. Warning, graphic images:

  9. Beef03

    Beef03 Active Member

    awesome. Well done. I was thinking that was a little quick.
  10. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    That looks like a clip from the worst movie ever.
  11. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    I thought it was odd that this whale killed (or at least ate) the homeless guy a few years ago. Isn't that how human serial killers get started? They need to check the tank again. There might be a dead prostitute stashed down there.
  12. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    "I guess this is one fish that doesn't appreciate catch and release."
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