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Thursday, June 21, 2007

News Flash: Wild dolphins are not Flipper!

You know, there is such a thing as a Darwin Award for a reason.

From my wonderful home state of Florida:

Marine researchers are warning about a growing number of dolphin bite cases in Sarasota County, according to a Local 6 News report.

Florida experts said wild dolphins are becoming more aggressive because boaters are feeding them.

"It seems reasonable to understand why you wouldn't feed a bear or something more dangerous-appearing, but these are wild animals," dolphin researcher Jason Allen said. "They are wild animals with lots of sharp teeth."

Officials said a dolphin bit a woman from Lakeland earlier this month when she tried to pet it.

It is illegal to feed, harass, swim with or follow wild dolphins. Violators face misdemeanor charges for committing the crimes.

Well gee, you mean wild animals aren't friendly like trained ones? Hey, maybe we shouldn't pet the wild animal with razor sharp teeth!

Who wants to bet someone will file a lawsuit over this, too?

You mean, not all dolphins are Flipper?!


gredd said...

I'm sure global warming is making them more aggressive. Or maybe we're killing off their food supply and they're forced to look at alternatives (like eating people). My last theory is that it's actually sharks doing this disguised as dolphins. They're tricky that way.

Joe said...

Not only are dolphins nasty animals, they are really quite stupid. Most their brain is insulation.