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(CF News 13)   Dolphin at SeaWorld gets its first taste of blood after biting an 8-year-old girl's arm   (cfnews13.com) divider line 92
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2012-12-02 08:49:47 AM  
My two year old son got worse from my brother-in-laws cat.
His on fault for dragging it around by its tail. Learning new things can hurt :)
 
2012-12-02 08:58:11 AM  

fusillade762: A dölphin once bit my sister...



No realli! She was Karving her initials on the dølfin
with the sharpened end of an interspace tøøthbrush given
her by Svenge - her brother-in-law - an Oslo dentist and
star of many Norwegian møvies: "The Høt Hands of an Oslo
Dentist", "Fillings of Passion", "The Huge Mølars of Horst
Nordfink".


/Mynd you, dølfin bites Kan be pretty nasti...
 
2012-12-02 08:58:12 AM  

arghyematey: I used to work at that god awful feeding pool. All day long we would repeat OVER AND OVER to not show the dolphins the white paper tray that the fish come in. And to not tease the dolphins by holding the fish over their heads. Then there were the people who would put fish in their mouth, hoping they could get a dolphin kiss (not many, but a few).

Best part of my job: rescuing and rehabilitating manatees, and releasing them back into the wild.

Worst part (and a big reason why I quit): Dolphin, farking. Cove. And the idiots who would not only ignore my instructions all day long, but would a) complain when I would correct them or b) pretend not to speak english (I HEARD you speaking english just before I approached you!!!). It's for your own safety, idiots.


Feeding pools are so outdated. Die, public feeds, die. Gah, my blood pressure goes up even thinking about this.


I catch Asian tourists in particular doing this at tourist destinations all over the world. One second they are speaking pretty good English the next they don't know a word when staff are telling them not to do something.
 
2012-12-02 09:01:03 AM  
antron: KidKorporate:
[i.imgur.com image 500x328]

Soon.


Tonite, YOU
 
2012-12-02 09:06:32 AM  

Mock26: To me it looks like an accident. The girl moved the fish away from the dolphin, who appears to have lunged at where the fish used to be. Unfortunately that was now were her arm was.


The lawsuit will get difficult if Seaworld can show that they didn't follow directions, as arghyematey shows they have plenty of handlers yelling out.

'3 small punctures' is the signs of an accidental bite on the part of an animal that averages 350 pounds.
 
2012-12-02 09:17:49 AM  
Vampire dolphin , so it does indeed begin!!!!
 
2012-12-02 09:24:31 AM  
"She was holding it wrong!"

fullylaced.files.wordpress.com 

/laces out
 
2012-12-02 09:28:15 AM  
www.thegoosesroost.com

So the sue-happy parents will now ruin it for everyone else.
Sorry folks, feeding of the dolphins is closed.
 
2012-12-02 09:34:29 AM  
Fark you dolphin!
Fark you whale!
 
2012-12-02 09:59:32 AM  

dready zim: Parents who video events instead of ensuring the safety of their children should be prosecuted.

Child endangerment should do.


Done.
 
2012-12-02 10:03:59 AM  

hodge-podge: Harry_Seldon: My parrot bites me all the time. However, the bites quite consciously vary in their force depending on the message that is intends to communicate. I assume it is the same in this instance. It is silly to say the dolphin bit the girl. The real question is what the dolphin was communicating, and how forceful was the bite? 

The girl wasn't paying attention. She turned her head away while holding a huge chunk of food and the dolphin jumped at the opportunity.
Doesn't look like anything out of the ordinary though. I've made this mistake in the past hand feeding treats to hungry dogs.


Exactly. I had to do a lot of extra training when my dog was a puppy for this reason. Loves treats and very eager to get them with his giant German Shepherd Mouth. I would wear leather gloves during training when he was a puppy.

Honestly I absolutely cannot understand what makes people think children interacting with dolphins is a good idea. Cruelty to the dolphin aside, they are wild animals. I can't promise you my house cats won't swat you or that my dog won't bark at you if you step on his tail- there is no way that trainers of large, wild, and extremely powerful animals can guarantee your safety.
 
2012-12-02 10:10:49 AM  
I also love it when people ask "Does it bite?" whether they are talking about a tiny gecko, horse, or a dog. Anything with teeth (or without in the case of my gecko) can bite and I have no doubt in my mind that ALL animals will bite if they are injured or scared and are trying to protect themselves. Or just a little to enthusiastic with food or play. Or a baby animal.
 
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2012-12-02 10:28:15 AM  

MayoSlather: arghyematey: I used to work at that god awful feeding pool. All day long we would repeat OVER AND OVER to not show the dolphins the white paper tray that the fish come in. And to not tease the dolphins by holding the fish over their heads. Then there were the people who would put fish in their mouth, hoping they could get a dolphin kiss (not many, but a few).

Best part of my job: rescuing and rehabilitating manatees, and releasing them back into the wild.

Worst part (and a big reason why I quit): Dolphin, farking. Cove. And the idiots who would not only ignore my instructions all day long, but would a) complain when I would correct them or b) pretend not to speak english (I HEARD you speaking english just before I approached you!!!). It's for your own safety, idiots.


Feeding pools are so outdated. Die, public feeds, die. Gah, my blood pressure goes up even thinking about this.

I catch Asian tourists in particular doing this at tourist destinations all over the world. One second they are speaking pretty good English the next they don't know a word when staff are telling them not to do something.


What? Biting kids?

And I thought eating dogs was bad.
 
2012-12-02 10:38:25 AM  

arghyematey: Also, no I don't work at SeaWorld anymore.
And also, that movie "The Cove" is full of shiat. They implicated that SeaWorld obtained dolphins from Japan which is absolutely not true. Almost all of the wild caught dolphins in the US are dead now. We had at least 3 or 4 calves born a year. That was another thing that pissed me off, people trying to make me feel guilty for working there. First of all, I wanted to make the animals' lives the best that I could since they DID have to be in captivity. Lots of play, treats, rubs, general spoiling. Second of all, YOU PAID TO COME.


Interesting posts. Maybe Seaworld ought to quit exploiting the shiat out of the animals, shut down the feeding pool or whatever it's called, and stop letting idiots come near their animals. It's been shown over and over again that people don't have the brains to be near wild animals without trying to kiss them, no matter how many warnings or safety talks you give them.

I'm pretty ambivalent about places like SeaWorld anyway, since I don't think there's any way an intelligent animal like a dolphin with a range of thousands of miles could be happy living in a tank, but I'm sure SeaWorld isn't going anywhere.

I used to live next door to Yellowstone. There is no way you could personally see all the idiot things that people tried to do with the wild animals, but between what I've seen on the news, and what I saw in person, humans should probably not even be allowed in the park. But they are, and every year some people get injured by animals. And every year, someone tries to sue the NPS for "letting" it happen. No one has succeeded with this yet. As it should be.
 
2012-12-02 10:44:40 AM  
Pfft. That dolphin could have ripped her arm off and beaten the family to death with it.
 
2012-12-02 10:54:33 AM  
southparkstudios.mtvnimages.com

Was it's name Gerald?
 
2012-12-02 11:18:34 AM  
www.japanprobe.com

/hot like dolphin blood
 
2012-12-02 11:24:44 AM  

Harry_Seldon: My parrot bites me all the time. However, the bites quite consciously vary in their force depending on the message that is intends to communicate. I assume it is the same in this instance. It is silly to say the dolphin bit the girl. The real question is what the dolphin was communicating, and how forceful was the bite?


The kind employees there warn all the people feeding by hand, to NOT raise the little paper dish up, because the dolphin will make a move for it. Unfortunately this little kid was not paying attention during the rules lecture.
In this case, the dolphin was conveying the following: "You has more food, and I will be happy to take it." The fact that it was only a few puncture wounds, and the girl didn't get dragged into the tank is pretty obvious evidence of that.


//So long and thanks for all the fish.
 
2012-12-02 11:53:02 AM  
Yeay! Let's have kids tease wild animals with food, then blame the animal when the kids gets bitten!
(insert drawing image here)
 
2012-12-02 11:54:12 AM  
Sob,... DARWIN
 
2012-12-02 12:06:17 PM  

cryinoutloud: arghyematey: Also, no I don't work at SeaWorld anymore.
And also, that movie "The Cove" is full of shiat. They implicated that SeaWorld obtained dolphins from Japan which is absolutely not true. Almost all of the wild caught dolphins in the US are dead now. We had at least 3 or 4 calves born a year. That was another thing that pissed me off, people trying to make me feel guilty for working there. First of all, I wanted to make the animals' lives the best that I could since they DID have to be in captivity. Lots of play, treats, rubs, general spoiling. Second of all, YOU PAID TO COME.

I used to live next door to Yellowstone. There is no way you could personally see all the idiot things that people tried to do with the wild animals, but between what I've seen on the news, and what I saw in person, humans should probably not even be allowed in the park. But they are, and every year some people get injured by animals. And every year, someone tries to sue the NPS for "letting" it happen. No one has succeeded with this yet. As it should be.


I was so disturbed when I visited Yellowstone about how people treat the bison like they are cats or something. Trying to approach them or pet them? I am not that careless around a domesticated horse I don't know, let alone a wild animal in a huge herd of wild animals.
 
2012-12-02 12:07:39 PM  
These "dolphin experience" things are just plain stupid and are just another amusement-park gimmick to bring in more money from people who've already paid a small fortune for admission.

Want a true dolphin experience? Learn to snorkel or scuba dive and interact with dolphins in their natural habitat. Feeding frozen fish to captive dolphins in a treated pool is not a "dolphin experience."
 
2012-12-02 12:47:44 PM  
Kid's a near-darwin candidate. Not watching the dolphin, which is a wild animal, while her hand is covered in fish guts and well within the dolphin's reach. The kid is stupid and got injured as a direct result.
 
2012-12-02 01:02:39 PM  
 
2012-12-02 01:16:32 PM  
Watched the video on a news report. While the dipshiat parents are dreaming up a lawsuit the little girl is only worried about the dolphin being hurt from the plastic tray.
 
2012-12-02 01:47:49 PM  

ChaoticLimbs: Kid's a near-darwin candidate. Not watching the dolphin, which is a wild animal, while her hand is covered in fish guts and well within the dolphin's reach. The kid is stupid and got injured as a direct result.


This is the 8 year old's fault this happened?
 
2012-12-02 01:49:41 PM  
Thanks to Eeek! for my TF subscription! Now I count :)
 
2012-12-02 02:07:29 PM  
"First taste of blood"? Do they drain the blood from the fish and squid they feed them?
 
2012-12-02 02:38:29 PM  

jaymanchu: Watched the video on a news report. While the dipshiat parents are dreaming up a lawsuit the little girl is only worried about the dolphin being hurt from the plastic tray.


Ah, to be young, innocent, and non-litigious
 
2012-12-02 03:04:15 PM  

Harry_Seldon: My parrot bites me all the time. However, the bites quite consciously vary in their force depending on the message that is intends to communicate. I assume it is the same in this instance. It is silly to say the dolphin bit the girl. The real question is what the dolphin was communicating, and how forceful was the bite?


"Hey! I see you gots feesh. I'm gonna get me some feesh m'kaaaaaaaay? Feesh already, why are you waiting b*tch? Don't be teasey. If you don't mind: I'm just going to hep myself to a smidge. Oop! Damnit. How'd arm get in feesh? Aww, CRAP, now I'm'a gonna have to lookit lawyers for, like, weeks. Fark me in the goatfish ass!"
 
2012-12-02 03:38:14 PM  

ChaoticLimbs: Kid's a near-darwin candidate. Not watching the dolphin, which is a wild animal, while her hand is covered in fish guts and well within the dolphin's reach. The kid is stupid and got injured as a direct result.


By your reasoning, all kids are naive and therefore Darwin candidates
 
2012-12-02 03:54:10 PM  
I like how nearly all state fish and wildlife agencies and other naturalist type agencies frequently stress how it's a bad idea to feed wild animals for a myriad of reasons... and yet, here we are.

Feeding wildlife is a bad practice that can lead to nuisance problems or potentially dangerous encounters between animals and humans.

I'm sure people would say these dolphins are not exactly wild, and I'd agree to an extent. Still, would you have your kid dangle a steak over the neighbors fence for their dog?
 
2012-12-02 04:01:48 PM  

cryinoutloud: Interesting posts. Maybe Seaworld ought to quit exploiting the shiat out of the animals, shut down the feeding pool or whatever it's called, and stop letting idiots come near their animals. It's been shown over and over again that people don't have the brains to be near wild animals without trying to kiss them, no matter how many warnings or safety talks you give them.

I'm pretty ambivalent about places like SeaWorld anyway, since I don't think there's any way an intelligent animal like a dolphin with a range of thousands of miles could be happy living in a tank, but I'm sure SeaWorld isn't going anywhere.


You're only saying that because you think the animals would be better off that way.
The unfortunate truth is that if there were no visitors the animals would be dead, and every future generation of dolphin from the 'world' would never be born. And all pictures of dolphins being all cutesy-like and awsome, and all interaction with normal people would cease and with it most of the media coverage and public support that has led to the protection of dolphins in the wild, meaning that dolphins in the wild will be hunted more frequently and bans against trawl nets that also kills dolphins will dissappear.
So all in all, please let people go to sea world and its ilk and pay to see the funny swimming mammals.
 
2012-12-02 04:11:33 PM  

arghyematey: Thanks to Eeek! for my TF subscription! Now I count :)


I didn't know you spoke dolphin.
 
2012-12-02 05:05:36 PM  
I get several puncture wounds on my hand everyday when I play with may cat. He must be a dolphin.
 
2012-12-02 05:47:40 PM  

Snarfangel: arghyematey: Thanks to Eeek! for my TF subscription! Now I count :)

I didn't know you spoke dolphin.


Only the Orlando, Fl dialect.
 
2012-12-02 06:25:38 PM  
Fark that brat - and all the rst of 'em! It was her fault!!
 
2012-12-02 06:55:35 PM  
In other news, waving food around the face of an animal with big teeth may resulting in chomping.
 
2012-12-02 07:46:25 PM  
The dolphin's lawyer invoked the "stand your ground" law today.
Hey, it is Florida after all.
 
2012-12-02 08:02:53 PM  

antron: KidKorporate:
i.imgur.com

Soon.


Tonight. You.
 
2012-12-03 09:43:28 PM  
Nothing in the video or the parents comments or the phone call the mother made to the news station suggest ANYTHING about filing a lawsuit. In fact they said they weren't planning any legal action. If they wanted to sue, they would be demanding that the attraction be closed. They're simply saying parents should be careful, which is great advice.

There are plenty of greedy exploitive people out there. This family does not seem like them.
 
2012-12-03 09:55:47 PM  
i.imgur.com 

Cetacean needed
 
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