In Sydney, Australia, a group of young fishermen have captured an incredible selfie with a whale after it swam up and seemed to ask them for help removing plastic bags caught in its mouth.
Desperate whale approached humans for help after getting a plastic bag caught in its mouth
Desperate Whale approached humans for help after getting a plastic bag caught in its mouth and the creature flapped its fin to show appreciation.
The friendly whale nudged their boat as it made a surprise appearance in Middle Harbour, north of Sydney.
The men soon noticed the whale, which circled the boat and swam underneath it, was asking for help and pulled out rubbish bags and fishing lines stuck in its mouth.
According to Daily Mail, Michael Riggio,17, took selfie snaps while his friend, Ivan Iskenderian, stretched over the boat to help the whale.
Speaking to Manly Daily, Mr Riggio and Mr Iskenderian said the whole scenario was unbelievable.
'It was surreal, we couldn’t believe our eyes,' said Ivan.
Ron Kovacs was fishing in another boat opposite the young fisherman when the whale made his first appearance.
Bopping it's head out of the water, Mr Kovacs noticed the whale needed some help.
'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,' Mr Kovacs said
'I made one grab for the bag but missed. He was very enquisitive and more interested in us.
'You could see that big eye coming out watching us. They are not dumb for sure.'
'He has a big scar on his back. He had some fishing line and two plastic bags on his head. I managed to grab at it but missed.
'He later came up to a trailer boat and presented his head as they removed the bag,' Mr Kovac wrote.
After the rubbish is removed from the whale's mouth, the creature is seen swimming away while flapping its fin - apparently showing its appreciation.
Watch the video below.
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