A "mouth full of menhaden" with a side of OBX love.

By Perri Ormont Blumberg
May 01, 2019
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Even whales need a little appetizer to nosh on, sometimes.

Such was apparently the case for one whale cruising through North Carolina's Outer Banks this past weekend. As the Charlotte Observer originally reported, fishing guide Mikey Sabadic witnessed and captured the event on video of a whale emerging from the water with his or her mouth wide open. The incredible moment occurred right off of the shore in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.

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"For anyone who didn't get to see the whale in Kitty Hawk today I got a really cool clip of the whale breaching and getting a mouth full of menhaden!! Wait till the end!! Just lucky to be in the right spot at the right time! Right outside the first bar not some 75 [yards] off the beach," Sabadic writes on Facebook.

You can watch Sabadic's video below.

Meanwhile, it's been an exciting week for wildlife spotting in the Carolinas. Last Thursday, the first loggerhead sea turtle nest in South Carolina was laid on Kiawah Island. On Friday, a rare Kemp's ridley sea turtle laid the second nest of the season in South Carolina on Hilton Head Island.

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