Spy Video games
If the white whale lately found in Norway actually is a Russian spy, it’s doing a stellar job of gaining the locals’ belief.
Jorgen Ree Wiig, an official for the Norwegian Directorate of Fisheries, instructed The Washington Submit that the mammal has refused to go away the port metropolis the place fishers found it — regardless of being free to take action.
As a substitute, it’s made itself a fixture of the neighborhood by fetching rings tossed into the water and even going as far as to permit people to pet its nostril, a conduct Wiig calls “unusual” for its species.
On the Transfer
Though fishers found the alleged spy whale sporting a harness bearing the phrases “Gear of St. Petersburg,” Russia has to this point denied that it’s a part of a navy mission.
“If we have been utilizing this animal for spying, do you actually assume we’d connect a cell phone quantity with the message ‘please name this quantity’?” Colonel Viktor Baranets, a Russian navy professional, instructed Russian broadcaster Govorit Moskva, based on a BBC report.
Spy or not, Norwegian officers need to make sure that the whale stays wholesome — which is why they’re now mulling whether or not to transport it to an Icelandic sanctuary, Wiig instructed WaPo.
READ MORE: Authorities: Alleged Russian spy whale is refusing to go away and looking for Norwegians’ devotion [The Washington Submit]
Extra on the whale: Whale Suspected of Being a Russian Weapon Present in Norway