Armed and dangerous

It may be the oddest tale to emerge from the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Armed dolphins, trained by the US military to shoot terrorists and pinpoint spies underwater, may be missing in the Gulf of Mexico.

Experts who have studied the US navy’s cetacean training exercises claim the 36 mammals could be carrying ‘toxic dart’ guns. Divers and surfers risk attack, they claim, from a species considered to be among the planet’s smartest. The US navy admits it has been training dolphins for military purposes, but has refused to confirm that any are missing.

The Observer

Props to Steven at Chicago Metblogs for passing the link.

9 Comments so far

  1. Laura (unregistered) on September 27th, 2005 @ 3:08 pm
  2. sean (unregistered) on September 27th, 2005 @ 4:51 pm

    The Australians have a crack airborne kangaroo brigade called the ‘thumpers’. No kidding, they’re trained to attack by stealth and bring back hostages in their pouches.

  3. BLUESMAN (unregistered) on September 28th, 2005 @ 4:15 am

    ya right,LOL. and Martians have invaded and put an implant in John Kerrys brain.

  4. East Coast Girl (unregistered) on September 30th, 2005 @ 3:19 pm

    Martians … WOW! Well, that explains a lot.

  5. Jason (unregistered) on October 18th, 2005 @ 12:58 am

    So thats what’s wrong with John? whew!!!!!!!! thought i was never going to get that one solved……… ;-)………LOL

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