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Dog walker spots ‘dolphins’ in the River Welland in Spalding





A stunned dog walker spotted three dolphins in the River Welland earlier today.

Madi Corby and her parnter Sam Wibberley were out walking their four dogs along the river bank, on the outskirts of Spalding, when they saw the three dolphins.

The couple were walking on the river bank which runs under the A16 behind Spalding Household Waste and Recycling Centre at around 3pm today when they saw the creatures.

Madi, who runs Pawfect Walkies, said: “It was an amazing experience and still stunned that I got to see them!

“I’m a dog walker and have my own business so always out walking dogs but was walking my own four dogs at the time with my partner Sam Wibberley who recorded the dolphins while we watched on.

“But they’d obviously just swam down from the sea couldn’t get past the flood gates so then swam back to sea. We watched them play for about 10 minutes.”

Three dolphins were spotted in the River Welland, Spalding, by dog walker Madi Corby and her partner Sam Wibberley
Three dolphins were spotted in the River Welland, Spalding, by dog walker Madi Corby and her partner Sam Wibberley
Dog walker Madi Corby has shared footage of dolphins swimming in the River Welland
Dog walker Madi Corby has shared footage of dolphins swimming in the River Welland
Dog walker Madi Corby has shared footage of dolphins swimming in the River Welland
Dog walker Madi Corby has shared footage of dolphins swimming in the River Welland
Dog walker Madi Corby has shared footage of dolphins swimming in the River Welland
Dog walker Madi Corby has shared footage of dolphins swimming in the River Welland

Madi believes they are dolphins due to the nose.

There are around 28 different species of whales and dolphins which are spotted around this country’s coastline.

Bottlenose dolphins and harbour porpoises are the two species which are regularly seen. A seal was recently spotted at nearby Baston Fen too.

The River Welland has been running at low levels further into town as part of the Environment Agency’s bid to help the flooded Cowbit and Crowland Washes recover after a bank collapsed earlier this year.

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