On the Portuguese island of Porto Santo, a snorkeling guide films an unusual wild encounter—an octopus petting a dog.
The guide taps hello to the little mollusk and waggles his fingers over towards the legs of a dog standing in the shallows. The octopus reaches out a looooong arm—and seems to like what he feels!
Check out the video to see the whole wild encounter.
Octopus pets a dog video
Porto Santo is part of the Portuguese archipelago that includes Madeira. The filmmaker, who runs a snorkeling business on the island, brings his highly-trained along on excursions (to the delight of his clients.)