Check out this amazing video of Ben the dog swimming…
Who would have thought a land animal and sea mammal would get along so well? It seems on Tory Island this is a regular occurrence, and every day residents near the harbour can see Ben the dog playing with his friend – and that friend is not another dog, but a dolphin!
This video is of Ben and his buddy is a female bottle-nosed dolphin nicknamed Duggie. He heads straight for the water along the jetty and Duggie is there waiting.
She was first spotted back in 2006 around the same time the body of another dolphin washed up on the other side of the island. Residents think he was her partner, and given a dolphin usually mates for life, she has stayed around the area – especially when she found Ben as her dog swimming partner!
It always amazes me when two species get along and form such unlikely bonds with each other…
A dog swimming with a dolphin – who would have thought it?!