A friendly dolphin that has been getting close to beachgoers on the NSW south coast could turn into a killer if it keeps being harassed, a wildlife rescue group warns.
The dolphin has been making regular contact with swimmers in St George’s Basin near Jervis Bay this summer.
But Janine Davis, a spokeswoman from marine rescue organisation ORCCA, said people were treating the friendly mammal like a pet and it could snap.
“Unfortunately there are some people that are not abiding the regulations and are trying to feed the animal with ham sandwiches,” she said.
“There was an incident yesterday where some parents had children with the dolphin and the children were trying to poke their fingers down its blowhole.”
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