Rutting dolphin prompts French mayor to ban sea swimming

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A three-metre bottlenose dolphin nicknamed Zafar which was previously adopted as a harmless and welcome presence for swimmers and kayakers at a seaside resort in Brittany, north-west France, has developed a fiesty nature, latterly upturning a female swimmer, after apparently entering a period of sexual arousal. 

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A mayor on the north-west coast of France has ordered a halt to swimming and diving on local beaches because of potential risks from a rutting bottlenose dolphin, reports BBC News.