Border Collies are among the friendliest and most curious dogs out there.
But Lucy doesn’t know what to make of the underwater creature that confiscated her tennis ball.
Almar Creighton was exploring the tidal pools along the South African coast with Lucy on their daily outing when they came across an octopus who was also very curious.
When Lucy’s ball entered the water and she headed to retrieve it, suddenly the mollusk emerged from under a rock and took control of the floating ball that was right in front of her.
“Lucy seemed very confused about how to handle this matter, but she let the octopus check her ball without a complaint,” says Almar, who adopted the cub six years ago.
The octopus seemed to be in the mood for a little mischief and wrapped its tentacles around the ball and dragged it underwater.
“Lucy looked at us questioningly, as if asking what to do next.”
He stared at the tidal pool for 20 minutes, expecting to see a tennis ball rise to the surface, but had no luck.
Octopuses are highly intelligent sea creatures that can solve puzzles, and they were presumably ‘having a ball’ trying to keep the ball submerged under a rock.
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