My blogger friend from Thailand, Agam, tipped me to this post over at Tim Blair's place. It seems the French are also experiencing the animal uprising. Only this time its Flipper that's freaking out and flailing away at fishermen!
A vicious dolphin* torments French fishermen:
For several weeks, an enraged dolphin has been terrorising the French Atlantic coast, attacking boats and knocking fishermen into the sea, French media reported on Wednesday.
"He’s like a mad dog,” complained Henri Le Lay, president of the association of fishermen and yachtsmen of the port of Brezellec, in Brittany.
The dolphin, who has been named Jean Floch, has destroyed rowboats, overturned open boats, flooded engines and twisted mooring lines.
Worse, two fishermen were knocked into the sea after the dolphin overturned their boat.
"I don’t want to see any widows or orphans,” Le Lay warned. “This could end badly."
Le Lay’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”.
(*Note: Do NOT miss the Reuters of Beirut™ photo in the first link in Tim's post!)
Now, while I'm all in favor of flogging the French verbally, when it comes to attack dolphins, I have to draw the line. If it was a deranged penguin, that would be alright, though.