Monday, September 26, 2005
Turf Wars are Becoming Surf Wars
In the wake of Katrina, a lot of dismal stories of death and destruction have arisen in the media. Some are very believable, some smack of urban legend; either way it's been pretty gruesome. It may be a long time before we know the full truth about all these stories, but the latest story sounds like the beginning of a bad science fiction novel.
According to this story in the Observer, some trained dolphins have escaped from a miltary base and are loose. And they may be armed.
Apparently, these dolphins have been trained to dispatch underwater terrorists with a toxic dart that fires from a gun mounted on a harness. And they may have been wearing these harnesses when they escaped.
Is this the beginning of the end? Surfers and swimmers used to only have to worry about the occasional shark attack or random jellyfish. Now it looks like they need to worry about pissed off porpoises looking to pop a cap in their speedo-clad asses.
Ladies and gentlemen, we have entered the era of the swim-by shooting.