VIDEO: Ga. girl bitten while feeding dolphin at SeaWorld

ALPHARETTA — The family of an 8-year-old Georgia girl says she suffered minor injuries after a dolphin bit her hand at SeaWorld in Orlando, Fla.

Young Jillian Thomas of Alpharetta was feeding fish to the dolphin as part of a SeaWorld attraction and got bitten when she held up the paper fish container to where the dolphin could grab it. That's something SeaWorld warns guests not to do.

Jillian says she feared the dolphin would "eat my hand off." Instead she suffered three small punctures.

Her father, Jamie Thomas, has posted video of the Nov. 21 incident on the website YouTube. He says he wants parents to know feeding dolphins can be risky.

SeaWorld says it hasn't reviewed the video but is committed to the safety of its guests.


notblind 2 years, 5 months ago

When you do things the park tells you NOT to do bad things will happen. The parents should be using this as a lesson to their own child. PAY ATTENTION !!! Next I guess we will hear about a lawsuit.


NorcrossDot 2 years, 5 months ago

Thank you notblind. I've been reading and wondering why the parents have not spoken of their responsibility to have their child follow the rules. Where were they?


jack 2 years, 5 months ago

Making a video of their daughter ignoring the park's warning.


R 2 years, 5 months ago

@Jack, it just doesn't get better than that ... H/T


Kent 2 years, 5 months ago

The parents of this child are absolute idiots. They are too stupid to advise their child to follow instructions, and the child seems to have inherited intelligence from the parents. I saw part of an interview on the news of the child's mom and she was so distraught that SeaWorld did not tell them an infection may occur at the bite site. It is amazing the parents of this child had enough intelligence to reproduce an offspring.


NewsReader 2 years, 5 months ago

I simply cannot believe the media is making such a spectacle out of this child's parent's stupidity. Did you see this moron on the Today Show this morning? Unbelievable! Sea World, give these people their money back and tell them to NEVER come back because they are too stupid to visit your park.


Kat 2 years, 5 months ago

Yeah, the father was so concerned about his child he didn't drop the camera to help or console her. Take personal responsibility and start teaching your child to do the same. The media needs to let this go.


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