“He thought I was a Seal.”
In what might be the most Canadian case of mistaken identity ever, one man in Nova Scotia was lucky to be alive after almost being left for dead because someone thought he was a seal.
Gerald Whitman, 73, attempted to crawl to safety after his car got stuck in the snow but instead ended up passed out and face down in the road. A nearby man who came upon him almost left Whitman there, thinking he was a seal. Luckily upon further inspection he realized Whitman was in distress (and not a seal) and came to his aid.