Pyschotic dolphin should be 'locked up'
A psychotic dolphin has been attacking boats and knocking fishermen into the sea, the French media has reported, leading for calls for the mammal to be
According to News24.com, the "enraged" cetacean, which has been named Jean Floch, has "destroyed rowboats, overturned open boats, flooded engines and twisted mooring lines". Two fishermen were knocked into the sea when the dolphin capsized their vessel.
Hneri Le Lay, the President of the Association of Fishermen and Yachtsmen on the port of Brezellec in Brittany, was reported as saying:
"He's like a mad dog. He has caused at least 1500 Euros worth of damage in the past few weeks. I don't want to see any widows or orphans. This could end badly". "I like dolphins, but this one should be removed or locked up very quickly..."The dolphin has been a popular attraction on the Brittany coast for several years. Experts believe that the dolphin may have been excluded from its group and become violent as a result.
Sami Hassani of the Oceanapolis Department of Sea Mammals said: "because of their dominant personalities, and their sexual maturity, males could become dangerous".
The report says that police established a "crisis cell" two months ago after the dolphin was "involved in incidents" with several bathers and pleasure boat sailors. The unit recommended that swimming should be banned in the areas frequented by the aggrieved mammal.
Le Hay's solution? "We put mad animals to sleep", he was reported as saying. "I like dolphins, but this one should be removed or locked up very quickly".
An acoustic repellent may be used to drive the dolphin away from the area.