Have You Seen This? Beware the boat-sinking sea monster

A seal climbs aboard a boat, nearly sinking it.

A seal climbs aboard a boat, nearly sinking it. (Seventies Time-Machine via Facebook)

THE BRINY BLUE — If you walk into a boat store, the salesperson will highlight all the amazing things about boat ownership. For example, you can go wakeboarding whenever you want, you can participate in boat parades, and you can visit islands that nobody else can get to.

But here's what they won't tell you: there's a vicious sea creature that has been known to sink boats that are anchored offshore. This beast bides his time just below the surface, waiting for your family to head to the beach for a picnic. Then, in the blink of an eye, he strikes! Before you have a chance to even scream, your boat is sinking to the bottom.

Okay, after rewatching this video, I've realized few things. First, the animal in question doesn't seem vicious at all. If anything, he's a gregarious marine mammal who, like Ariel, just wants to be "paaaaart of oooour wooooooorld."

Second, he definitely doesn't strike in the blink of an eye. It's a slow and awkward process that only endears you to the lumbering critter.

Lastly, most boats can probably survive a visit from this animal. Sure, the craft might take on some water. But that's what towels are for.

It's still important for prospective boat owners to see this video. Because it's pretty awesome that your new boat could provide hours of entertainment for both your family and for wildlife. I believe that's what they call a win-win.

Have you seen this?

About the Author: Grant Olsen

Grant Olsen joined the KSL.com contributor team in 2012. He covers outdoor adventures, travel, product reviews and other interesting things. He is also the author of the book "Rhino Trouble." To read more of his articles, visit Grant's KSL.com author page.

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