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Leopard seal eats a penguin, Antarctic Peninsula, Weddell Sea, Southern Ocean

Leopard Seal Eats A Penguin, Antarctic Peninsula, Weddell Sea, Southern Ocean

Attacks on humans
Leopard seals are potentially highly dangerous towards humans, but attacks are rarely reported. Examples of aggressive behaviour, stalking and attacks have been documented. Notable incidents include:
• A large leopard seal attacked Thomas Orde-Lees (1877–1958), a member of Sir Ernest Shackleton's Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition of 1914–1917 when the expedition was camping on the sea ice. A large "sea leopard" of about 12 ft (3.7 m) long and 1,100 lb (500 kg) chased Orde-Lees on the ice. He was saved only when another member of the expedition shot the animal.

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