Defrosted Seal Poo Reveals USB With Video Of Leopard Seal

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Just as a correction, the poo was from a Leopard Seal and the video was of Sea Lions. Poor creature. I would be a bit mortified if I was that video's owner.
 

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Why “poor”? Are we so divorced from nature that we expect a leopard seal to subsist on tofu and turnips?

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Why “poor”? Are we so divorced from nature that we expect a leopard seal to subsist on tofu and turnips?

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Sorry, I don't understand this question. I definitely don't expect them to subsist on USB drives and this one was thin and sick which is why its poo was collected. So yes, poor creature.
 

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There's no indication the leopard seal ate the seals in the USB video, though it certainly could have.
 

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I think they meant ate the human, not the seals. Leopard seals have been known to go after humans.
 

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Sorry, I don't understand this question. I definitely don't expect them to subsist on USB drives...
l skim-read the item (on my ‘phone, on a bus). I made the obviously erroneous assumption that the USB stick had been recording video from a camera mounted on a seal; and that said seal had been nommed by a bigger seal, which had then pooped out the drive. “Fortean irony at its finest”, thought I.

Memo to self: RTFM!

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If you stick an hdmi cable up a seal’s bottom and connect it to a TV, you can see what it’s been doing on catch up.
Try sticking an HDMI cable up a leopard seal’s cat flap and you’d better hope that it doesn’t “catch up”.

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Because the stick was “embedded deep in the poo,” which also contained plenty of feathers, researchers are “convinced that a bird ate my USB stick, and the leopard seal then ate the bird … and then bizarrely I come along and say, ‘Oh, there’s a sample we should send to NIWA,'” Nally tells the Guardian, which got confirmation of the theory from researchers.
 

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That settles it, I'm buying a USB drive like that. This is Nokia-level toughness.
 
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