Ukrainian Killer Dolphins Cut Loose Hoping To Mate
Author: Jessica Rawden
published: 2013-03-12 19:25:37
Three killer dolphins have failed to return to a Ukrainian Navy base in Sevastopol after leaving the base to finish a routine exercise. Experts are now thinking the trained dolphins may be out in the open ocean looking for a mate.
Killer dolphins are a rare breed of trained dolphins that have learned to attack enemies via the use of a knife or even a pistol attached to their heads. While that sounds like an image straight out of a cartoon, Ria Novosti is reporting the dolphins have been trained for stunts like these for decades, with early cases of the practice listed around 1973. For a while, the dolphins were even used for civilian tasks, including helping with disabled children, to keep the unit alive during times of lesser turmoil. However, in recent years, the killer dolphins have gotten back to doing what the know best, which is apparently mating. Seriously though, those smart sea creatures know how to use weapons. I wouldn’t mess with ‘em.
In true Ukrainian fashion, the government is currently denying the existence of the dolphins (despite plenty of photographic evidence and knowledge of other countries using similar programs) much less admitting a few are missing, but reports indicate five dolphins left the base for training and only two have currently returned. Apparently, it’s pretty common for the dolphins to hope to find a mate and escape for a little while, usually returning after they’ve achieved their purpose, which in this case is to chase some tail.
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