Dispatches from District 48
Wild dolphin approaches human diver for help.
I hate to be the Grinch that Stole Christmas, but that is almost certainly a stray USN Marine Mammal Program dolphin (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U.S._Navy_Marine_Mammal_Program). Regarding rumors that there are stray trained animals that are capable of attacking humans, you might note that the Navy says they’ve never trained them to attack humans, not that there were never strays. There are a number of incidents of these dolphins approaching humans, and several knowledgeable folks reviewing the videos have said that they exhibit training behaviors to the humans they approach, and seem frustrated that the humans don’t know how to respond.
Still a heartwarming story, but not quite the story everyone wants to think it is.
This is the best! I love it! Mom