Susan Sarandon and the Dolphin
Back in the ‘70s, Susan Sarandon had a near-death dolphin encounter when she accompanied LSD advocate Timothy Leary to a San Francisco research facility to swim with a couple of the seemingly gentle sea creatures — Joe and Rosie.
Susan later shared her scary story with Page Six (via Starpulse): "After he trusted me more, I took hold of Joe's fin and we glided around the tank together. Then Joe stopped swimming horizontally and pushed up against me. I thought the whole experience was just groovy until I felt this horrible pain on my wrist, which was holding Joe's fin.
"I could hear them [the researchers] shouting, 'No, Rosie! Don't!' I looked over and Joe's mate, this huge dolphin I hadn't even noticed before, was virtually standing up right out of the water, towering over me on its rear fins. She seemed to be 12 feet tall, emitting this loud, high-pitched noise. The attendants were screaming, 'We've got to get you out!' I was afraid I was going to get my other arm broken."
The bite, which took months to heal, was reportedly a "warning nibble," meaning Susan could have had it a whole lot worse. Yikes!