Government Poses Warning to Avoid Rogue Dolphin in Texas
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has issued a warning for people to avoid one particular dolphin in Texas that poses a threat to humans.
North Padre Island Dolphin
The dolphin has displayed dangerous and aggressive behavior, and people are being advised to avoid it at all costs. According to the NOAA, the aggressive behavior came about from the dolphin becoming overly familiar with humans.
From the NOAA Press Release:
The situation for a habituated dolphin off North Padre Island, Texas is dire, threatening both human safety and the animal’s life. Biologists report the animal is showing more aggressive behavior, separating children from their parents in the water, and isolating swimming pets from their owners
The dolphin is currently located off of North Padre Island, Texas, very near Corpus Christi, and just down the beach from the highly popular South Padre Island.
The operation to keep people from feeding the dolphin has been ongoing by law enforcement, biologists, and even local residents. Things have now become dire, as the dolphin continually seeks out humans.
In continuing to seek out humans, the dolphin has separated parents from children, as well as pets from their owners.
The thought of a dolphin snatching up your child until you give it food is absolutely terrifying.
Are Dolphins Dangerous?
Unfortunately, not all dolphins are as friendly as Flipper has made them out to be. IN fact, as you've just read above, they can be quite dangerous.
This clip's title kind of says it all. While dolphins can certainly be overly friendly, there can be a dark side to dolphins as well.