A seaside town in the northwest of France is having trouble with a peculiar character: a horny dolphin.

The bottlenose dolphin, known affectionately by locals as Zafar, has grown lonely living by himself and is increasingly sexually frustrated. Dolphins are one of the only other animals to have sex recreationally, something they enjoy doing frequently.

So it’s only natural that Zafar, who left his group and now lives alone, would look for affection from some other source. The primary target: unsuspecting swimmers.

Beachgoers have reported the dolphin swimming up and rubbing himself against anyone and everyone who will oblige, even some who won’t. He really made a splash when he used his nose to pick up a woman out of the water and prevent her from getting back to shore.

Incidents like this caught the attention of Landévennec mayor, Roger Lars, who swiftly drafted a new bylaw preventing people from swimming “whenever the presence of the dolphin is confirmed,” and forbidding beachgoers from “approaching within 50 meters of the dolphin.”

Experts say that dolphins are large, wild animals and could easily cause injury even inadvertently if startled. With that being said, dolphin attacks on humans are so rare that a local environmental law specialist Erwan Le Cornec plans to appeal this swimming ban.

Locals came to love the friendly dolphin before he went into heat and started getting extra physical with swimmers. Le Cornec hopes he can overturn the “excessive” regulation and open up the shores to interspecies fraternization once more.

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