Canine's up-close encounter with Orca

Last updated 08:13 19/11/2012

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A Kiwi dog's close encounter with killer whales has been caught on camera - but don't fret, the pooch has escaped with his tail intact.

The encounter happened at Mathesons Bay, just north of Auckland, last Sunday.

After swimming toward a free diver, who promptly climbed onto rocks, one of the several orca then turned its attention to the labrador retrieving sticks from the water.

Suddenly aware it wasn't alone, the canine began doggy-paddling toward the shore, occasionally turning to see if it was still being followed. Once back on terra firma, the dog gave a few barks to its stalker, still circling as close to the shore as it could get.

Watch the video and see the up-close encounter:

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