A mystery visitor emerged in the open seas outside Hammerfest, Norway, a few weeks ago – a beluga whale wearing a leash.
The whale’s origins are unknown, although it’s thought that he was trained by the Russian navy, from whom he had obviously deserted. He’s lingered around since he was released from the harness.
However, something new about the whale’s nature has just been discovered: he’s actually extremely considerate!
Ina Mansika and her pals decided to go down to the waterfront the other day while out and about at Hammerfest to see if they could locate the suspected former spy. Something incredible happened at that point.
The beluga whale not only greeted them, but he also came to Mansika’s rescue when she had a mistake.
Mansika told The Dodo, “We sat down on the pier to look at it and perhaps have the chance to pet it.” “My phone went into the water because I failed to shut my jacket pocket. We thought it was gone for good until the whale plunged back under and reappeared a few seconds later, holding my phone in its jaws!”
Mansika was stunned.
“Everyone was taken aback. We nearly couldn’t believe our eyes when we saw what we done “she stated “I was overjoyed and grateful to have my phone back.”
Unfortunately, the phone had become unusable due to water damage by that moment, but Mansika was grateful nonetheless: “I adore animals!” she said. “The whale is such a sweetheart.”
Given his apparent training, it’s unclear if the beluga whale is too used to people to survive in the wild on his own, but officials believe they are acting in his best interests. According to the Washington Post, a proposal is being discussed to move him to an Icelandic refugee camp, which would be a considerate gesture for someone who has previously demonstrated the same.