Dolphin spotted in flooded street waters

When you think of hurricanes you don’t think of dolphin spotted in neighborhoods, but that might all change. On the 16th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans was once again hit by a hurricane. This time, hurricane Ida was a category four not three, winds going as much as 150mph. A family in Slidell came to check on their neighborhood when they spotted a dolphin swimming.

Amanda Huling recorded the dolphin swimming in the flooded area. While the family is unsure of how the dolphin got there or what species it is, many believe it’s a bottlenose dolphin.

During flooding it’s common to see animals in places you wouldn’t expect, but a dolphin on the street would be weird. The flooded waters can also harbor other dangerous critters such as alligators.

So what will happen to this dolphin in Louisiana? Not much is known about the dolphins whereabouts since rescuers are busy helping those stranded on rooftops and other areas. There must be someone following the dolphins whereabouts and making sure it goes back to the water.

This isn’t the first time Louisiana has had some dolphin spotted news for us. A few years ago a rare pink dolphin was spotted in  Calcasieu River ship channel. They named the dolphin Pinky.

15 Responses

    1. Dolphins are one of my favorite creatures. They are very intellegent animals and I hope that these poor creatures are well cared for and hopefully returned to their natural habitat. So many of our creatures are becoming extint I hope they are around when my grand daughter and great grand daughter are around.

  1. So sorry Mr. Dolphin! That bad hurricane disrupted everyone’s habits 🥲
    I hope you got home safely 💙💜🧡💛💚 I pray everyone else is out of danger too!! 🙏🙏

  2. Wow! I love dolphins. They are very intelligent and I hope it’s able to find the way back into open water.

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