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Playing fetch with a beluga whale in the Arctic

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Old Thursday 7th November 2019, 19:50   #1
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Playing fetch with a beluga whale in the Arctic

Video footage of a beluga interacting with humans. Interesting behaviour.

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Old Friday 8th November 2019, 08:48   #2
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Great video. The beluga seems to understand this game much better than the average dog in my experience, especially the returning the ball part. Really interesting to see a wild animal interacting this way.
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The whale is saying "Look, this is YOUR rubbish. Get it out of MY ocean!"
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Just what I was thinking - hey you keep dropping your rubbish, here, have it back!
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I saw this yesterday, cool video.
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Somebody on Twitter reckoned it was Rob Howleys new coaching role.
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Is this one of tame belugas, like the ones trained by Russian army?
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Someone commented on the thread suggesting it might be.
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Is this one of tame belugas, like the ones trained by Russian army?
Bloody hell I hope not. That's my illusions shattered it it is.
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Bloody hell I hope not. That's my illusions shattered it it is.
Disappointing, I agree. Does seem very plausible though.
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Is this one of tame belugas, like the ones trained by Russian army?
Apparently yes, it is the one that escaped from the Russian captive training centre
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So the headline is "Beluga rejects Putin's vile cetacean conscription but retains faith in human race" - excellent!

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