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Dolphin shot (1 Viewer)

Farnboro John

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Having read the article and observed immediately at least one error in that the dead dolphin in the photo is clearly an adult Common Dolphin and not a baby (the error almost certainly comes from a member of the public whose idea of dolphin size depends on Bottlenoses), it's only a short leap of imagination to think that there weren't two holes in the head but one, and the dolphin used it for breathing.... 8-P

The only sensible remark in the report is by the organisation saving comment till it hears the PM result.

John
 

Simon Wates

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I was thinking along the lines of John. Also, the idea of someone out on a boat with any gun capable of shooting a hole is a bit bizarre - even a shotgun, which would not do more than spray pellets. As stressed, wait for PM.

Unless someone's out harpooning?
 

Andy Adcock

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England
Having read the article and observed immediately at least one error in that the dead dolphin in the photo is clearly an adult Common Dolphin and not a baby (the error almost certainly comes from a member of the public whose idea of dolphin size depends on Bottlenoses), it's only a short leap of imagination to think that there weren't two holes in the head but one, and the dolphin used it for breathing.... 8-P

The only sensible remark in the report is by the organisation saving comment till it hears the PM result.

John

This crossed my mind too but I assume there is something more which suggests a wound at least, if not a bullet wound, blood for example. I also think that most people do realise how Dolphins breath.
 

Andy Adcock

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England
I was thinking along the lines of John. Also, the idea of someone out on a boat with any gun capable of shooting a hole is a bit bizarre - even a shotgun, which would not do more than spray pellets. As stressed, wait for PM.

Unless someone's out harpooning?

Fishermen have been known to shoot Seals and would probably use a .22 rifle. I don't think it totally surpsing that a fisherman would keep such a weapon on board and probably, legally.
 

Andy Adcock

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England
I was thinking along the lines of John. Also, the idea of someone out on a boat with any gun capable of shooting a hole is a bit bizarre - even a shotgun, which would not do more than spray pellets. As stressed, wait for PM.

Unless someone's out harpooning?

I think Boris will be too busy to deal with this unless he slips it in under 'AOB' when they negotiate the fishing rights...........;)
 

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