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Post  wyatt1 on Tue May 29, 2012 11:21 am

3:21pm UK, Monday May 28, 2012
A wild dolphin has reportedly been attacking swimmers and boaters in a US town.

The dolphin in a canal in Slidell, Louisiana, is thought to have bitten several people over recent months.
It has been living in the canal since 2005, when the town suffered extensive damage from Hurricane Katrina.
A teenage boy became the creature's latest victim when he was bitten as he washed his hands in the water while standing in his boat.

The dolphin has been living in the canal since 2005

Greg Walters, who lives by the canal in Lakeshore Estates, said he knew two people who had been attacked.
"The dolphin was raised back here and then all of a sudden I think the mother disappeared and the dolphin just stayed here.
"It grabbed my niece by the hand. She pulled her hand out of the mouth, and in doing so ripped the tendons out of her hand and had to go to the emergency room."
Staff at Slidell Memorial Hospital say two patients have been admitted with injuries over the last week, and that another person was treated for a dolphin bite at a different hospital.
Emergency room Dr Lloyd Gueringer told the Fox 8 news channel: "This is out of the ordinary. I've never seen it before and I've been practising emergency medicine for over 30 years."
Experts believe the dolphin has become used to being fed by local people and had begun its attacks because it now associated humans with food.
Wildlife officials have no plans to remove the dolphin.



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Unusual. Dolphins have been known to protect humans from sharks.
hope it is not harmed.

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Post  Flap Zappa on Tue May 29, 2012 11:40 am

@wyatt1 wrote:3:21pm UK, Monday May 28, 2012
A wild dolphin has reportedly been attacking swimmers and boaters in a US town.

The dolphin in a canal in Slidell, Louisiana, is thought to have bitten several people over recent months.
It has been living in the canal since 2005, when the town suffered extensive damage from Hurricane Katrina.
A teenage boy became the creature's latest victim when he was bitten as he washed his hands in the water while standing in his boat.

The dolphin has been living in the canal since 2005

Greg Walters, who lives by the canal in Lakeshore Estates, said he knew two people who had been attacked.
"The dolphin was raised back here and then all of a sudden I think the mother disappeared and the dolphin just stayed here.
"It grabbed my niece by the hand. She pulled her hand out of the mouth, and in doing so ripped the tendons out of her hand and had to go to the emergency room."
Staff at Slidell Memorial Hospital say two patients have been admitted with injuries over the last week, and that another person was treated for a dolphin bite at a different hospital.
Emergency room Dr Lloyd Gueringer told the Fox 8 news channel: "This is out of the ordinary. I've never seen it before and I've been practising emergency medicine for over 30 years."
Experts believe the dolphin has become used to being fed by local people and had begun its attacks because it now associated humans with food.
Wildlife officials have no plans to remove the dolphin.



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Unusual. Dolphins have been known to protect humans from sharks.
hope it is not harmed.


dolphins are not always the cuddly little things they usually get presented as. they have been many cases of people being attacked.

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Post  wyatt1 on Tue May 29, 2012 12:04 pm

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dolphins are not always the cuddly little things they usually get presented as. they have been many cases of people being attacked.



Agreed , wild animals should not be viewed or treated as pets, trouble is it is the wild animal that eventually suffers for the human's stupid mistakes.
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Post  Mystic Moon on Tue May 29, 2012 7:18 pm

When I read stories such as this I wonder if some animals are just born wrong. By that I mean they have some kind of mental defect. A friend of mine found two kittens, apparently from the same litter. She raised both of them exactly the same, but one of them was so damn weird. When she had company she had to lock the cat in a room because it would attack her guests biting and scratching. I hated this cat. The other kitten grew up to be the sweetest cat and very affectionate and friendly, so what was the difference? One had a screw loose.
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Post  Guest on Tue May 29, 2012 7:30 pm

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Agreed , wild animals should not be viewed or treated as pets, trouble is it is the wild animal that eventually suffers for the human's stupid mistakes.

I hope you're not implying that animals can not be at fault.

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Post  wyatt1 on Tue May 29, 2012 7:37 pm

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I hope you're not implying that animals can not be at fault.

They can be, but not always.
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Post  wyatt1 on Tue May 29, 2012 7:43 pm

@Mystic Moon wrote:When I read stories such as this I wonder if some animals are just born wrong. By that I mean they have some kind of mental defect. A friend of mine found two kittens, apparently from the same litter. She raised both of them exactly the same, but one of them was so damn weird. When she had company she had to lock the cat in a room because it would attack her guests biting and scratching. I hated this cat. The other kitten grew up to be the sweetest cat and very affectionate and friendly, so what was the difference? One had a screw loose.


I have 2 cats that moved in with me unasked. One is as normal as a cat can be(?) The other is cross-eyed and loves to go for a walk on the neighbour's Roof, The trouble is it can even manage to fall off the Floor :face:
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Post  Mystic Moon on Tue May 29, 2012 7:52 pm

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I have 2 cats that moved in with me unasked. One is as normal as a cat can be(?) The other is cross-eyed and loves to go for a walk on the neighbour's Roof, The trouble is it can even manage to fall off the Floor :face:

LOL, were they from the same litter?

My friend finally had to give up the nutty cat, she gave it to another firend who owns a farm and keeps outside cats. He put the cat in the barn with the rest and the others blanked the new cat and it never did fit in, or maybe wasn't allowed into the "group." The cat doesn't even go to greet my friend when she visits. It is like she never met the cat before. Very strange.
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Post  Flap Zappa on Tue May 29, 2012 7:52 pm

I think the clue is in the name WILD animal.
dolphins kill sharks so we are small fry to them if they so choose.
Just because they look like they are smiling doesn't mean they are.

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Post  Guest on Tue May 29, 2012 7:55 pm

Flap Meister wrote:I think the clue is in the name WILD animal.
dolphins kill sharks so we are small fry to them if they so choose.
Just because they look like they are smiling doesn't mean they are.

Every organism has the potential to be vicious.

Even an unarmed human can deal a lot of damage, not just to other humans either.

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Post  wyatt1 on Tue May 29, 2012 7:58 pm

@Mystic Moon wrote:

LOL, were they from the same litter?

My friend finally had to give up the nutty cat, she gave it to another firend who owns a farm and keeps outside cats. He put the cat in the barn with the rest and the others blanked the new cat and it never did fit in, or maybe wasn't allowed into the "group." The cat doesn't even go to greet my friend when she visits. It is like she never met the cat before. Very strange.


No they are not related fortunately lol!
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Post  wyatt1 on Tue May 29, 2012 8:01 pm

Flap Meister wrote:I think the clue is in the name WILD animal.
dolphins kill sharks so we are small fry to them if they so choose.
Just because they look like they are smiling doesn't mean they are.


A croc. has a lovely smile, but I would not pat it on the head affraid affraid
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Post  Mystic Moon on Tue May 29, 2012 8:09 pm

@wyatt1 wrote:


A croc. has a lovely smile, but I would not pat it on the head affraid affraid

affraid Especially salt water crocs? OMG. affraid
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Post  wyatt1 on Tue May 29, 2012 8:13 pm

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affraid Especially salt water crocs? OMG. affraid

They were one thing I Was scared of affraid affraid
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Post  Mystic Moon on Tue May 29, 2012 8:24 pm

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They were one thing I Was scared of affraid affraid

I have friends who think nothing of swimming with alligators as they are fairly docile and timid. We are having a problem with pythons now, and they are very aggressive and will attack an alligator. I only swim in bodies of water which have cement bottoms and chlorine. Smile
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Post  wyatt1 on Tue May 29, 2012 8:35 pm

@Mystic Moon wrote:

I have friends who think nothing of swimming with alligators as they are fairly docile and timid. We are having a problem with pythons now, and they are very aggressive and will attack an alligator. I only swim in bodies of water which have cement bottoms and chlorine. Smile

Rather them than me! We had to step over a python which was crossing the trail once, it was massive but it took no notice of us.
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Post  Flap Zappa on Tue May 29, 2012 8:35 pm

@Mystic Moon wrote:
@wyatt1 wrote:

They were one thing I Was scared of affraid affraid

I have friends who think nothing of swimming with alligators as they are fairly docile and timid. We are having a problem with pythons now, and they are very aggressive and will attack an alligator. I only swim in bodies of water which have cement bottoms and chlorine. Smile

I was out on an air boat trip in florida and the guy doing it said he would have no problem swimming with alligators.
mind you I don;t think I would have as some of the ones we saw were well over 12 to 15 feet.
They tasted nice though.

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Post  wyatt1 on Tue May 29, 2012 8:40 pm

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Rather them than me! We had to step over a python which was crossing the trail once, it was massive but it took no notice of us.


Snake tastes a bit like chicken ( so I've been told) Twisted Evil
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Post  Mystic Moon on Tue May 29, 2012 8:50 pm

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Snake tastes a bit like chicken ( so I've been told) Twisted Evil

Isn't it odd that all kinds wild things taste "just like chicken?" LOL, alligator "tastes just like chicken," too. affraid
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Post  wyatt1 on Tue May 29, 2012 8:55 pm

@Mystic Moon wrote:

Isn't it odd that all kinds wild things taste "just like chicken?" LOL, alligator "tastes just like chicken," too. affraid


Tee Hee, must be something in the air. On the other hand anything tastes like chicken after 'rat packs' (ration packs) Twisted Evil
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Post  Mystic Moon on Tue May 29, 2012 9:36 pm

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Tee Hee, must be something in the air. On the other hand anything tastes like chicken after 'rat packs' (ration packs) Twisted Evil

Ohhh? affraid LOL, reminds me of a show over here that I see advertised. The voice over says, "Rats! They nibbled on my feet and I feasted on their flesh." While the show host offers a huge rat up to the camera. I can't remember the name of the show but I have managed to miss it on TV so far. LOL!! Yuck.

You are military then?
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Post  wyatt1 on Tue May 29, 2012 9:40 pm

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Ohhh? affraid LOL, reminds me of a show over here that I see advertised. The voice over says, "Rats! They nibbled on my feet and I feasted on their flesh." While the show host offers a huge rat up to the camera. I can't remember the name of the show but I have managed to miss it on TV so far. LOL!! Yuck.

You are military then?



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Post  Mystic Moon on Tue May 29, 2012 9:47 pm

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Long ago, what you would call a 'Leatherneck'.

Marine? Bless you and thank you from a yank, for your service to your nation. Smile
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Post  wyatt1 on Tue May 29, 2012 9:49 pm

@Mystic Moon wrote:

Marine? Bless you and thank you from a yank, for your service to your nation. Smile


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Post  Mystic Moon on Tue May 29, 2012 9:56 pm

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Thank you love, and you are welcome

I believe that the military has more support than you would ever know. Unfortunately, the media is pretty far left and the left never appreciates the military as much as they should and the impression is that they are a majority of thought. Not so. The media seems to forget that the freedoms they enjoy are not brought to them by some journalist, but by the military.
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