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Warning issued after dolphin attacks swimmer


Posted on Tuesday, 12 August, 2014 | Comment icon 37 comments

Bottlenose dolphins can be aggressive. Image Credit: NASA
Not all dolphins adhere to the species' friendly reputation as one man found out last month in Ireland.
The Irish Whale and Dolphin Group has issued a warning to swimmers following reports that a man had been violently pushed under the water by a dolphin off the coast of County Cork.

The attack, which was described as "aggressive", saw the dolphin lash out with its tail and attack the man twice near Sherkin Island. The IWDG have since repeated warnings that "bottlenose dolphins are not cute and cuddly" and that swimmers should be wary of getting too close to them.

"Do not confuse the shape of their jawline with a smile," the organization said. "They can and do cause serious injury to humans and have killed in the past. So please, to those in west Cork who may find themselves in the company of this wonderful and wild mammal, enjoy it, but stay safe."

A similar incident took place last summer resulting in two women being taken to hospital after they were attacked by a female bottlenose dolphin off the coast of County Clare.

Source: BBC News | Comments (37)

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Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #28 Posted by StRoostifer on 14 August, 2014, 1:30
You would be surprised, Dolphins often rape, murder, take part in infanticide, they have even raped humans, Demi Moore even has a story to tell about that. Pretty nasty animals actually, I would not go near one. Like wild dogs of the sea, but you would not approach a wild dog on land.
Comment icon #29 Posted by psyche101 on 14 August, 2014, 2:08
LINK
Comment icon #30 Posted by quiXilver on 14 August, 2014, 2:35
again... you're more likely to get hit by lightning on your way to cash in your winning lottery ticket... thousands of encounters and nothing....
Comment icon #31 Posted by psyche101 on 14 August, 2014, 3:04
again... you're more likely to get hit by lightning on your way to cash in your winning lottery ticket... thousands of encounters and nothing.... Pfftttt - Tell that to Demi Moore!!
Comment icon #32 Posted by John Wesley Boyd on 14 August, 2014, 3:07
I think dolphins are the lovely mammals we have imagined when compared to what humans have done and are capable of. Just saying. They probably think the same about us, and wonder if we can talk.
Comment icon #33 Posted by StRoostifer on 14 August, 2014, 3:13
LINK Oh **** that was a funny read. Thanks for the laugh!
Comment icon #34 Posted by John Wesley Boyd on 14 August, 2014, 3:41
Dolphins are wild animals, and when you're in the water with them, you're in their world and they fancy they are the lords of it. At first contact they often seem bemused and curious about humans, and find us delightful and harmless oddities. As with some humans, however, with some Dolphins, familiarity breeds contempt, or irritated indifference to our repeated overatures. No place to be in the water is with a pod of males feeling their oats. They play rough. Some people have to learn the hard way. Flipper has spread the same sort of inadvertent disinformation as Bambie has done. I watched a f... [More]
Comment icon #35 Posted by FizzPuff on 16 August, 2014, 9:02
I'm reminded of that episode of king of the hill... whoo boy.
Comment icon #36 Posted by toyomotor on 16 August, 2014, 10:28
Dolphins are wild animals, and when you're in the water with them, you're in their world and they fancy they are the lords of it. At first contact they often seem bemused and curious about humans, and find us delightful and harmless oddities. As with some humans, however, with some Dolphins, familiarity breeds contempt, or irritated indifference to our repeated overatures. No place to be in the water is with a pod of males feeling their oats. They play rough. Some people have to learn the hard way. Flipper has spread the same sort of inadvertent disinformation as Bambie has done. I watched a f... [More]
Comment icon #37 Posted by John Wesley Boyd on 16 August, 2014, 14:56
I didn't know that Bambi was an Elk. elk. Any of several species of large deer in the genus Cervus, notably the red deer of Europe, the Kashmir stag, and the Himalayan shou, as well as the North American deer more correctly called wapiti. The creature called elk in Europe is a member of the species (Alces alces) known in North America as mooseelk. Any of several species of large deer in the genus Cervus, notably the red deer of Europe, the Kashmir stag, and the Himalayan shou, as well as the North American deer more correctly called wapiti. The creature called elk in Europe is a member of the ... [More]


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