Watch: Whale ‘asks’ for help removing plastic bag from her mouth

 

A whale has been filmed ‘asking’ for help extracting a plastic bag from her mouth.

Not only that – but once the bag was removed – she even posed for selfies afterwards.

The group of fisherman who helped the mammal first noticed her after she nudged their boat to catch their attention in Middle Harbour, north of Sydney.

Whale 'asks' for help removing plastic bag from her mouth
Selfie!

She then circled the boat and swam underneath it.

The men then noticed she had rubbish bags and fishing line caught in her mouth and one of them – Ivan Iskenderian – quickly scabbled to pull both items out.

Ivan’s friend Michael Riggio, 17, snapped a few selfies with the whale while another fisherman Ron Kovacs filmed part of the encounter from another boat.

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Afterwards the whale was seen by the fisherman flapping her fin and swimming away – apparently a showing her appreciation.

Ivan described the moment as ‘unbelievable’, telling Manly Daily: ‘It was surreal. We couldn’t believe our eyes.’

The other fisherman Rob added: ‘He just popped his head up so you could reach out and remove the garbage. He tried on my boat but we are a bit higher.

The moment a whale surprises fisherman asking for help
The moment the whale surprised the fisherman by asking for help

 

The moment a whale surprises fisherman asking for help
Help!

‘I made one grab for the bag but missed. He was very inquisitive and more interested in us.

‘You could see that big eye coming out watching us. They are not dumb for sure.’

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