Dolphin jumps aboard small family boat, breaks mother’s ankles

“It hit my wife and knocked her over, and punched my daughter,” said Dirk Frickman. He was referring to a 350-pound dolphin that jumped aboard the family boat in Dana Point Harbor, California in June. The deck of the boat was covered in dolphin blood, and Chrissie Frickman was sent to the emergency room to treat two broken ankles

The Orange Country Register has the story:

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.

Dirk Frickman called the Orange County Sheriff’s Department Harbor Patrol on the radio. He told them he was coming in fast and to look for his boat at the mouth of the harbor.

The officer “came zipping out,” Frickman said. “ He looked at the boat and said, ‘Oh, my God. I’ve never seen this before.’”

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  1. Probably from Mexico. When Mexico sends its dolphins, they're not sending their best. They're not sending Flipper. They're sending dolphins that have lots of problems, and they're bringing those problems with us. They're bringing drugs. They're bringing crime. They're rapists. And some, I assume, are good mammals.

  2. Why would a dolphin's mother even have ankles?

  3. the gravity of the boat pulled the frantic dolphin toward the back

    That must be what pulled the dolphin on board in the first place: a solid neutronium boat. The poor dolphin never had a chance.

  4. Did it do it on porpoise?

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