Check this out. That alleged Russian spy whale that’s been swimming around the waters off Norway just retrieved this woman’s cell phone after she dropped it into the ocean:
Incredible. The Russian trained Beluga whale is still around Hammerfest Norway
He picked up a woman’s cell phone after she dropped it in the water and gave it back to her ❤️
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— Kelly Canuck? (@KellyCanuckTO) May 6, 2019
Close it up folks, that’s enough internet for today:
Close it up, guys.
We've all officially seen everything.
There's no way to top a whale saving someone's cell phone from the depths of the ocean.
You can't do it.
Just stop trying.
— RBe (@RBPundit) May 9, 2019
The whale, which was originally thought to be a Russian spy, now may be an escaped therapy animal that pulled children around in a boat:
The plot of the beluga whale thickens…
"We have been thinking of espionage and war, but it is just a whale who wants to be kind to people," Norway's Directorate of Fisheries said.https://t.co/Ad5LuNecot
— DW News (@dwnews) May 8, 2019
According to Fiskeribladet, however, the animal’s tameness is not the result of military training, but rather of working with children. One of its former journalists says the mammal shows a strong resemblance to Semyon, a therapy whale kept by a dive center in northern Russia.
“I recognized him from a story we had made,” former Fiskeribladet reporter Morten Vikeby told the paper, while also pointing to a video featuring Semyon playing with children.
“It was wearing a harness because it was used to dragging boats with children on board,” the reporter added. “This is the reason why he is so social.”
However, the journalist emphasized he could not guarantee it was the same animal.
Well, that would make more sense.