These kinds of stories just crack me up.
Marine Officials Warn Of Biting Dolphins – Local News Story – WKMG Orlando
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.”
“But I thought dolphins were like ‘Flipper’!” is, I guess, the normal response.
Reminds me of the guy who thought grizzlies were like ‘Gentle Ben’.
These are the same sorts of people who walk up to elk in Rocky Mountain National Park.