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Octopus Thanks A Family That Saved It In A Fascinating Way

Mark Lester Celozar

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Octopus, despite it’s out of this world eldritch appearance, is actually a clever animal. Even scientists proved its emotional capacity from their recent studies. Peter Godfrey-Smith, a distinguished professor of Philosophy at the City University of New York Graduate Center, stated that these magnificent animals are the closest thing that we will come to meeting an intelligent alien.

Godfrey-Smith mentioned in his published piece The Mind of an Octopus that these strange creatures can recognize human faces and can distinguish one human from another even while wearing the same uniform. Furthermore, they can also play with items and are certified escape masters.

After saving a stranded octopus on a beach, a family discovered its fascinating intelligence on a firsthand account.

The family shared their amazing experience with an octopus through a video they uploaded on YouTube. In the caption of the footage, they stated:

We spent our Holidays at the Red Sea while walking along a lonely beach we saw a stranded octopus in the sand. We were not sure if he is already dead. So we pushed him back into the water.

When they saved the poor animal, they thought that it would be the end of it.

The caption reads:

He needed some minutes to recover, then he swam away. Next day we went to the same beach for a walk, while walking along the beach we saw a shadow in the water coming very quickly to us. It was our octopus we rescued yesterday! He recognized us!

They said that the octopus stayed with them for one hour, and wanted to touch them all the time.

The post added:

He accompanied with us a long time while we walked along the beach, all the time tried to touch our feet, we are sure that this Octopus came back to thank us for saving his life. It’s amazing how intelligent animals are.

They named the friendly octopus Kurt.

Because of the fascinating experience, they stated that they will never eat octopus again.

Amazing isn’t it? You can watch the whole video below.

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