Skip to comments.'I've never seen this before': How a family outing took 'totally bizarre' turn after dolphin lands
Posted on 07/01/2015 12:56:44 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
'I've never seen this before': How a family outing took 'totally bizarre' turn after dolphin lands in boat, breaks woman's ankles.
For a few moments, it was pure bliss as dolphins swam alongside the Frickman familys small boat, leaping toward the sky and doing flips.
The Frickman family had been enjoying a sunny afternoon June 21 the first day of summer, Fathers Day and also Dirk and Chrissie Frickmans 18th wedding anniversary when they came across the pod of dolphins as they were heading back to the Dana Point Harbor.
Tristan, 12, and Courtney, 16, edged toward the bow of the 21-foot Boston Whaler as the dolphins swam along their boat. The entire family was cheering.
Thats when the pleasant afternoon turned to pure chaos. A dolphin leaped out of the water, hit the rail of their boat and flopped right inside with the family.
At first, it might have resembled a wacky Sea World trick, or a fun Flipper moment.
But it got messy. Bloody, scary and messy.
It hit my wife and knocked her over, and punched my daughter, Dirk Frickman recalled.
Luckily, no one got knocked out of the boat, he said.
I had this 350-pound dolphin in my boat, Frickman said. There was no way to get it off the boat.
His first thought: This is not going to be good.
Chrissie Frickman was screaming in pain as the dolphin flopped on her legs. Her husband pulled her out from beneath it, and the family scurried around the center console toward the bow as the gravity of the boat pulled the frantic dolphin toward the back................
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That was no accident. The dolphin did it on porpoise.
And Stay There.
that’s CRAZY! We jet ski with dolphins all the time where we live....I wouldn’t want a 350 pounder to land in my lap on a ski....
Are dolphins territorial? Maybe this Alpha Dolphin was trying to chase the intruders out when he miscalculated his grand move.
Go home, Flipper. You’re drunk.
Sounds willful. They'll probably sue the pod.
People like to feel they are one with nature with these ridiculous ‘do things’ with dolphins, whales, etc. Vanity.
We’re gonna need a bigger boat.
A whale of a tale grampus will tell for years to come.
People are gonna flip when they hear about this carefully orca strated dolphin attack.
And then a moose bit my sister
**punched my daughter**
With his little dolphin fists?
Stampeded by a herd of wild turkeys. Not something you should try at home kids.
Was the dolphin gay? Otherwise I don’t know how this made the news without a gay angle to it.
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