VIRAL VIDEO: Dolphin uses tail to slap woman’s face

Posted at 3:46 PM, Jul 20, 2012
and last updated 2012-07-20 15:49:34-04

(WTVR) – A woman, who reportedly paid $100 to swim with dolphins in the Dominican Republic, is probably having second thoughts, after she was badly injured.

Moments after the woman entered the enclosure, the dolphin locked onto the woman and used its tail to slap her in the face. That was before it hit her in the stomach.

The woman, who had to be taken to the hospital with broken cartilage, was forced to undergo bed rest for two months after of the ordeal.

Wildlife experts said a metal ring on the woman’s bikini likely caused a reflection that aggravated the dolphin.