Dolphin Seeks Help from Diver

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    Jan 23, 2013 5:50 AM GMT
    So heartwarming to watch...

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    Jan 23, 2013 7:22 AM GMT
    Very beautiful. Thanx for posting that.
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    Jan 23, 2013 3:34 PM GMT
    Dolphins are cool
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    Jan 23, 2013 3:57 PM GMT
    The ending to this story brought me to tears. And I don't cry often.

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    In 1986, Peter Davies was on holiday in Kenya after graduating from Louisiana State University .

    On a hike through the bush, he came across a young bull elephant standing with one leg raised in the air. The elephant seemed distressed, so Peter approached it very carefully. He got down on one knee, inspected the elephants foot, and found a large piece of wood deeply embedded in it. As carefully and as gently as he could, Peter worked the wood out with his knife, after which the elephant gingerly put down its foot.

    The elephant turned to face the man and with a rather curious look on its face, stared at him for several tense moments. Peter stood frozen, thinking of nothing else but being trampled. Eventually the elephant trumpeted loudly, turned and walked away. Peter never forgot that elephant or the events of that day.

    Twenty years later, Peter was walking through the Chicago Zoo with his teenaged son. As they approached the elephant enclosure, one of the creatures turned and walked over to near where Peter and his son Cameron were standing. The large bull elephant stared at Peter, lifted its front foot off the ground, then put it down. The elephant did that several times then trumpeted loudly, all the while staring at the man.

    Remembering the encounter in 1986, Peter could not help wondering if this was the same elephant. Peter summoned up his courage, climbed over the railing and made his way into the enclosure. He walked right up to the elephant and stared back in wonder. The elephant trumpeted again, wrapped its trunk around one of Peter legs and slammed him against the railing, killing him instantly.

    Probably wasn't the same fucking elephant.

    This is for everyone who sends me those heart-warming bullshit stories.
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    Jan 23, 2013 5:08 PM GMT
    I was on a Hobie-cat with my dog off the coast of Georgia when I pushed the angle too far and capsized. Dog is paddling around in the water and I'm trying to right the boat when I see a shark circling the dog. I'm frantically scrambling to get up on the boat and calling the dog when a dolphin appears and swam right between the shark and the dog scaring off the shark (dolphins kill sharks by ramming them). He then circled the boat, did a jump and swam off.
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    Jan 23, 2013 5:09 PM GMT
    @Destinharbor

    That's an awesome story!
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    Jan 23, 2013 5:13 PM GMT
    FootballHawk saidThe ending to this story brought me to tears. And I don't cry often.

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    In 1986, Peter Davies was on holiday in Kenya after graduating from Louisiana State University .

    On a hike through the bush, he came across a young bull elephant standing with one leg raised in the air. The elephant seemed distressed, so Peter approached it very carefully. He got down on one knee, inspected the elephants foot, and found a large piece of wood deeply embedded in it. As carefully and as gently as he could, Peter worked the wood out with his knife, after which the elephant gingerly put down its foot.

    The elephant turned to face the man and with a rather curious look on its face, stared at him for several tense moments. Peter stood frozen, thinking of nothing else but being trampled. Eventually the elephant trumpeted loudly, turned and walked away. Peter never forgot that elephant or the events of that day.

    Twenty years later, Peter was walking through the Chicago Zoo with his teenaged son. As they approached the elephant enclosure, one of the creatures turned and walked over to near where Peter and his son Cameron were standing. The large bull elephant stared at Peter, lifted its front foot off the ground, then put it down. The elephant did that several times then trumpeted loudly, all the while staring at the man.

    Remembering the encounter in 1986, Peter could not help wondering if this was the same elephant. Peter summoned up his courage, climbed over the railing and made his way into the enclosure. He walked right up to the elephant and stared back in wonder. The elephant trumpeted again, wrapped its trunk around one of Peter legs and slammed him against the railing, killing him instantly.

    Probably wasn't the same fucking elephant.

    This is for everyone who sends me those heart-warming bullshit stories.




    REAL LIFE LOL! HAHAHAHAHAHAHA


    AAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAAH
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    Jan 23, 2013 6:16 PM GMT
    FootballHawk said...(something about crocodile tears)...

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    ...Probably wasn't the same fucking elephant.

    This is for everyone who sends me those heart-warming bullshit stories.


    That picture is gorgeous but that moral you took from your story is ugly, for as to Peter's sad parable, for all we know, just as he mistook the elephant to be one he helped in his past, it could very well be that the elephant mistook Peter for a human who hurt him in his past.

    Destinharbor saidI was on a Hobie-cat with my dog off the coast of Georgia when I pushed the angle too far and capsized. Dog is paddling around in the water and I'm trying to right the boat when I see a shark circling the dog. I'm frantically scrambling to get up on the boat and calling the dog when a dolphin appears and swam right between the shark and the dog scaring off the shark (dolphins kill sharks by ramming them). He then circled the boat, did a jump and swam off.


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    Jan 23, 2013 6:20 PM GMT
    Thanks for posting this video.
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    Jan 23, 2013 7:51 PM GMT
    FootballHawk saidThe ending to this story brought me to tears. And I don't cry often.

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    In 1986, Peter Davies was on holiday in Kenya after graduating from Louisiana State University .

    On a hike through the bush, he came across a young bull elephant standing with one leg raised in the air. The elephant seemed distressed, so Peter approached it very carefully. He got down on one knee, inspected the elephants foot, and found a large piece of wood deeply embedded in it. As carefully and as gently as he could, Peter worked the wood out with his knife, after which the elephant gingerly put down its foot.

    The elephant turned to face the man and with a rather curious look on its face, stared at him for several tense moments. Peter stood frozen, thinking of nothing else but being trampled. Eventually the elephant trumpeted loudly, turned and walked away. Peter never forgot that elephant or the events of that day.

    Twenty years later, Peter was walking through the Chicago Zoo with his teenaged son. As they approached the elephant enclosure, one of the creatures turned and walked over to near where Peter and his son Cameron were standing. The large bull elephant stared at Peter, lifted its front foot off the ground, then put it down. The elephant did that several times then trumpeted loudly, all the while staring at the man.

    Remembering the encounter in 1986, Peter could not help wondering if this was the same elephant. Peter summoned up his courage, climbed over the railing and made his way into the enclosure. He walked right up to the elephant and stared back in wonder. The elephant trumpeted again, wrapped its trunk around one of Peter legs and slammed him against the railing, killing him instantly.

    Probably wasn't the same fucking elephant.

    This is for everyone who sends me those heart-warming bullshit stories.



    AWESOME!
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    Jan 23, 2013 8:02 PM GMT
    FootballHawk saidThe ending to this story brought me to tears. And I don't cry often.



    In 1986, Peter Davies was on holiday in Kenya after graduating from Louisiana State University .

    On a hike through the bush, he came across a young bull elephant standing with one leg raised in the air. ........


    .... The elephant trumpeted again, wrapped its trunk around one of Peter legs and slammed him against the railing, killing him instantly.

    Probably wasn't the same fucking elephant.

    This is for everyone who sends me those heart-warming bullshit stories.



    There was an elephant who,when he was young, was bitten on the trunk by a snapping turtle, causing him to lose the sense of smell.
    Because of that, he got caught by trappers and was sent to a zoo in Oklahoma.

    Many years pass and one day while he was drinking water from the fake lagoon, he sees a turtle on the other side. He storms over, grabs the turtle and kills it by stomping it to death.

    How did he know it was the same one that bit him?


    Easy: turtle recall


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    Jan 23, 2013 8:30 PM GMT
    just awwwwww
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    Jan 23, 2013 9:00 PM GMT
    I had to repost on my FB under "things that make me go awwww".
    Dolphins are so smart!
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    Jan 23, 2013 9:01 PM GMT
    Dolphins are also pretty promiscuous and have sex for pleasure like us icon_wink.gif
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    Jan 23, 2013 9:14 PM GMT
    I've helped wild animals a few times, and one of my neighbors is a vet who actually does it full time. Usually, they are not ready to accept help, and you can hurt them and/or yourself in the process.

    But marine mammals around popular dive sites can seem almost "domesticated." (Sometimes octopi and eels too, if people have been feeding them.) Some of the harbor seals are so used to stealing fish from divers that they can sneak up behind you and take one off your stringer like a professional pickpocket. If you don't have a fish (e.g. you're taking pictures that day), sometimes they tap you on the shoulder, or poke you in the ass. Hey, man, where's the damned fish?

    One time I almost had a high-speed collision with a manta ray that had a large amount of fishing line tangled around its head and trailing behind it. But that was because the poor thing couldn't see where it was going. icon_sad.gif
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    Jan 23, 2013 9:29 PM GMT
    nicodegallo saidDolphins are also pretty promiscuous and have sex for pleasure like us icon_wink.gif


    They also engage in behavior akin to group rape. Groups of 2 or more dolphins will 'take another dolphin prisoner' basically by swimming close around them and preventing them from leaving while taking turns having sex with it for prolonged periods of time.
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    Jan 23, 2013 9:32 PM GMT
    Narciso said
    nicodegallo saidDolphins are also pretty promiscuous and have sex for pleasure like us icon_wink.gif


    They also engage in behavior akin to group rape. Groups of 2 or more dolphins will 'take another dolphin prisoner' basically by swimming close around them and preventing them from leaving while taking turns having sex with it for prolonged periods of time.


    I'm sure they blame victim, too.

    Like, that dolphin deserved it for being such a showy whore during back flips.
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    Jan 23, 2013 9:34 PM GMT
    HottJoe said
    Narciso said
    nicodegallo saidDolphins are also pretty promiscuous and have sex for pleasure like us icon_wink.gif


    They also engage in behavior akin to group rape. Groups of 2 or more dolphins will 'take another dolphin prisoner' basically by swimming close around them and preventing them from leaving while taking turns having sex with it for prolonged periods of time.


    I'm sure they blame victim, too.

    Like, that dolphin deserved it for being such a showy whore during back flips.


    Flaunting that shiny, wet, blubbery ass in all its glory to everyone.
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    Jan 23, 2013 9:34 PM GMT
    HottJoe said
    I'm sure they blame victim, too.

    Like, that dolphin deserved it for being such a showy whore during back flips.


    It's hard to resist, showing off that sweet, tight blowhole...
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    Jan 23, 2013 10:38 PM GMT
    FootballHawk saidThe ending to this story brought me to tears. And I don't cry often.

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    In 1986, Peter Davies was on holiday in Kenya after graduating from Louisiana State University .

    On a hike through the bush, he came across a young bull elephant standing with one leg raised in the air. The elephant seemed distressed, so Peter approached it very carefully. He got down on one knee, inspected the elephants foot, and found a large piece of wood deeply embedded in it. As carefully and as gently as he could, Peter worked the wood out with his knife, after which the elephant gingerly put down its foot.

    The elephant turned to face the man and with a rather curious look on its face, stared at him for several tense moments. Peter stood frozen, thinking of nothing else but being trampled. Eventually the elephant trumpeted loudly, turned and walked away. Peter never forgot that elephant or the events of that day.

    Twenty years later, Peter was walking through the Chicago Zoo with his teenaged son. As they approached the elephant enclosure, one of the creatures turned and walked over to near where Peter and his son Cameron were standing. The large bull elephant stared at Peter, lifted its front foot off the ground, then put it down. The elephant did that several times then trumpeted loudly, all the while staring at the man.

    Remembering the encounter in 1986, Peter could not help wondering if this was the same elephant. Peter summoned up his courage, climbed over the railing and made his way into the enclosure. He walked right up to the elephant and stared back in wonder. The elephant trumpeted again, wrapped its trunk around one of Peter legs and slammed him against the railing, killing him instantly.

    Probably wasn't the same fucking elephant.

    This is for everyone who sends me those heart-warming bullshit stories.


    ROFL.

    The elephant litmus test.
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    Jan 23, 2013 11:42 PM GMT
    Wonderful story. Dolphins are amazing animals.
  • FL180

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    Jan 24, 2013 4:40 AM GMT
    It's awesome to see how comfortable they can be with humans. That was really amazing.

    Great find.
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    Jan 24, 2013 4:46 AM GMT
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    Jan 24, 2013 4:48 AM GMT
    I thought this was all about someone seeking help from this DiVer http://www.realjock.com/DiVer
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    Jan 24, 2013 10:57 AM GMT
    And I've been talking about Dolphins all week. I need to go to Corpus this weekend. I really need to just get away for a while.