Since Dusty, who's also known as Sandy, first began frequenting beaches in the area 14 years ago, she's been implicated in a number of painful rammings on swimmers. Fortunately, folks in the area still consider her to be a beloved character and don't hold the behavior against her.
"It's hard to know what is going through Dusty's mind. Is she protecting herself? Does she feel threatened?" Simon Berrow, from the Irish Whale and Dolphin Water Group, told the Independent. "People do need to be aware that she is a wild animal and unpredictable and to respect that. When you do see the warning signs, do leave the water straight away and no messing as she is wild animal."