Tuesday, December 11, 2012

An Unexpected Guest

You never know who will drop in on a session.
Two of our trainers, Marie and Danielle, were spending quality time with A.J., Jax, and Tanner when an extra guest dropped in on their session. Usually, birds hang out by the lagoons to see if they can snatch a fish or two while the dolphins are fed, but this guy had something else in mind.
As onlookers watched, a white heron walked up to the edge of the dock and got up close and personal with the boys. He seemed genuinely interested in what the dolphins were doing on their session. Jax, being a super friendly guy, was happy to say hello to the bird.
The bird watched intently as Jax waved and made a seagull impression at him. Luckily, we were able to snap a photo that shows just how interested Jax and the bird were in each other.
You never really know who’s going to show up to a session at Dolphin Research Center.   Whether they visit by air or stroll down the causeway, new guests are always welcomed by the dolphins.