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Smooshi and Phil
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An amazing interspecies relationship formed when Smooshi met Phil Demers. Smooshi is a five year old female walrus at Marineland in Niagra Falls, Ontario and Phil is her trainer. But Smooshi thinks of Phil more as a mother, following him everywhere he goes. Or maybe she thinks of him as a boyfriend, since she won’t let any women get close to him.

24 Littlegrey Comments:

June 26th, 2007 at 9:47 pm Phil and Smooshi says:

You're right, walruses are cool...Smooshi kicks ass!

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June 19th, 2007 at 10:07 pm Iones says:

Correction: Walruses are really extremely cool.

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June 19th, 2007 at 10:03 pm edboyxd says:

it makes me think walruses are really cool.

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June 15th, 2007 at 8:34 pm mad_neighbor says:

smooshi is so cute i want a walrus but where i live wouldnt be a good habitat for one

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June 12th, 2007 at 3:03 pm 00-Evan says:

hehe, cute couple eh?

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June 9th, 2007 at 9:13 am tacomaster says:


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June 9th, 2007 at 8:10 am strawberry says:

I want a walrus child :3
waaay cuter than human babies :D

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June 8th, 2007 at 2:40 am Pokey says:

lol @ nika, sounds like your neighbors a... really... sweet... guy...

as for the walrus... cuuuuuuuute c:

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June 8th, 2007 at 12:02 am Chelsie H. says:

awww...I want a smoochi

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June 7th, 2007 at 9:53 pm TopMonkey says:
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June 7th, 2007 at 9:49 pm TopMonkey says:

We need a forum post with a photo of Ginger...your, (wow) 11″ scolopendra gigantea...lets make a pet (or exhibit in your case) thread.

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June 7th, 2007 at 8:55 pm Kiwi says:

this is sweet. i want a pet walrus! and nika my sympathies are with u. but where do u get an 11" centipede?

June 7th, 2007 at 8:05 pm ys says:

I hope they make a movie about this and call it brokeback... oh that joke is old.

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June 7th, 2007 at 5:24 pm nika says:

While I was peacefully showering one early sunny morning and singing "I want to break free" (lol), Ginger, my 11" scolopendra gigantea decided to make a break for it.
I ended up chasing her around the apartment wearing only running shoes and thick protective gloves, carrying a large empty nutella jar.
Since then my neighbour from across the street offers me a ride (and I hope that means his car, lol) at least 3 times a week.


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June 7th, 2007 at 3:02 pm warhound says:

kk three things
1 awwwwww
2tanith you got me fooled cant prove you wrong on tht
and 3 awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

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June 7th, 2007 at 3:02 pm TopMonkey says:

Nika, can you tell that story again?

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June 7th, 2007 at 2:15 pm bluerocker says:

I will admit that riding the walrus down the slide was kinda cool though :)

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June 7th, 2007 at 2:08 pm Tanith says:

"Tonight, the world watches in horror as an Earthling is eaten alive on network television. This grim scene of unimaginable carnage is brought to you..." *upbeat* "by Fishy Joe's! Try our new extreme walrus juice! 100% fresh squeezed walrus! Ride the walrus!"

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June 7th, 2007 at 1:58 pm bluerocker says:

This is a sweet story now but in 5 years when Smooshi gets to be 2500lb, somebody is accidentally going to get hurt or killed and as a result, Smooshi will have to be put down. Although born in captivity, Smooshi is a wild animal and should be treated as such. This relationship is too close and dangerous.

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June 7th, 2007 at 1:10 pm NightHawkXII says:

Lmao nika XD I want a walrus like that, go to water world with it XD Get some air with that hunk of flab on a water slide any day XD

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June 7th, 2007 at 1:03 pm nika says:

Being around animals calms me down too- except for the time when my giant centipede got out of her tank somehow while I was in the shower.. Running around naked around the apartment with a jar in my hand significantly contributed to my stress level.

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June 7th, 2007 at 12:15 pm cerealmonsta says:

That was cool. I wish a walrus would follow me around, just not all the time like that.

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June 7th, 2007 at 11:22 am TopMonkey says:

Why do news people have to be so stupid? At the end the guy makes some inane comment that the doctor isn't insinuating that Phil smells like a walrus. What a dork, just read the news.

That said, I love animals. Being around them calms me and gives me a connection (corny I know) Whit God and nature that I very much enjoy. When I see a video like this it makes me jealous. I want to be an animal trainer! Alas, I have a mortgage...

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June 7th, 2007 at 10:11 am Links says:

aw thats so cute :P and odd, seems very unreal..but im sure its real now

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