Caught on Video: Hilarious moment an amorous dolphin leaped out of the water… and got frisky with a female tourist
Taking their reputation for friendliness to a whole new level, a hilarious video shows how one amorous dolphin burst out of the water and began to dry-hump a shocked girl.
The YouTube clip which has been viewed over two million times, begins with the girl sitting on a pontoon in Cuba dangling her legs in the water having just encountered a dolphin who is swimming in the area.
She obviously made an immediate impression because seconds later the dolphin leaps up onto the girl putting her flat on her back and into a state of uncontrollable giggles as it thrusts away.
Oblivious to the laughter of the lifeguards and holidaymakers standing around watching, the dolphin carries on regardless for about ten seconds before looking around and slipping itself back into the water.
Bobbing its head, the dolphin seems to share a smile with the hysterically laughing girl, before dipping itself back under leaving the girl to look around wondering what hit her.
The dolphin bursts out of the water and surprises the girl who is not prepared for the amorous cetacean
Whoa!: The dolphin is held by the girl as it comes down on top of her with all its weight
Hold on a minute: The dolphin lies on top of the girl and begins to thrust away as the poor girl simply has nothing else to do but laugh
YouTube user bsms808, who posted the footage, joked in the description, ‘My friend got more than she bargained for! Flipper flippin’ loved it!’
Listed under entertainment on the video-sharing website, the video was uploaded in July of last year, but has garnered millions of hits in the last week.
Dolphins are acknowledged as one of only a few species, including humans to have an interest in recreational sex.
A team of researchers spent six years studying the behaviour of 120 bluenose dolphins in Shark Bay, Western Australia and discovered that dolphins exhibit human style traits in their sexual practices.
As the unnamed girl giggles away the dolphin keeps on going unaware of the laughter he is creating
The dolphin’s encounter with the girl is brief – lasting no more than 10 seconds
This included recreational sex within their pod, males acting as ‘wingmen’ for each other in mating situations and even examples of sexual violence towards each other.
So complicated are the bonds between dolphins that one of the researchers has described them as ‘mentally and physically exhausting’ – and declared he was glad he wasn’t a dolphin.
The researchers found that dolphins appeared to live in a society without boundaries, in which animals paired and teamed up for a time, before splitting apart or even switching sides.
What? Is this wrong? The dolphin looks up at the laughing lifeguards who have finally caught its attention
The dolphin seems to smile at the laughing girl as it slips back into the water
Only human society has such a complex social structure.
Professor Connor told Discovery News: ‘I work on the male dolphins and their social lives are very intense. It seems there is constant drama.’
Dolphin’s can understand the basic elements of human language including vocabulary, sentences, questions and demands
The study is just the latest example of dolphin intelligence.
The creatures also communicate through body language and can be taught to understand the basic elements of human language including vocabulary, sentences, questions and demands.