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Manta Ray “asks” for help

Old 07-12-2019, 08:28 PM
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Old 07-13-2019, 05:21 AM
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Pretty cool that they helped that animal! Ive seen some videos of dolphins doing similar things to get hooks out via scuba divers.

I was watching this documentary on netflix about people who live in island in SE asia. They jump off boats and harpoon the manta rays for food, and sell some of the body parts for "medicine". Kinda made me sad, but those folks gotta eat too!
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Old 07-13-2019, 05:26 AM
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Old 07-13-2019, 05:48 AM
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You know some creatures have more in their brains than we give them credit for. I find it fascinating reading stories such as this, and many others where an animal clearly seeks help from a human.

While not as amazing of a story as this one or some others...I have 2x I can share.

*One time when I was in junior high school or maybe early high school, I was walking to a friends house (back then we always walked or rode our bikes to friends houses after school). I was going down his long driveway, when I noticed that their cat was straddling something. It had pinned down a squirrel on the ground. Pretty rare feat for a cat..usually the squirrels make monkeys out of anything that chases them. Anyways, the cat had the squirrel pinned on the ground near the walkway across their lawn from the driveway to the front door. As I got near the cat (and squirrel under it)..the squirrel quickly shot out from under the cat, ran up my leg, up my back..and hung onto my neck/shoulder area. It was clearly using me as an escape vehicle. I kept walking...approaching my friends front porch area, a big tree in the lawn right in front of the house..I quickly moved my shoulder and sorta ducked down. The squirrel shot off my shoulder...rocketing across the lawn and up the tree. Their cat gave me a dirty look....

*Some time in my later 20's, while working at Mystic Seaport Museum, we were called by some staff in charge of some childrens program down by a little beach next to "the boat shed", by an old exhibit called the Australia House. They said some swans were ganging up on another swan and fighting and beating it up badly right where they were trying to do some program for the kids in the water (I think seine netting). I get down there and I see 2 or 3 swans pounding on another one...it was even bloodied a bit. I walk down towards the water line..they were right up close to the shore. The one getting beat up quickly comes up behind me...goes right behind my legs, leaning up against me from behind. Using me like a shield. I forget how it ended, I think I managed to shoe off the "attacking swans"...but they probably came back soon as this one went back into the water.
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we had a pet squirrel back when we were kids.( raised it from a baby)
he could be up in a big pecan tree full of pecans next to the house, we would crack some pecans and hold them out in our hand where he could see them and he would come down to us and eat the pecans out of out hands.

he ran away one day,
heard about a squirrel that ran up to a golfer not far from the house and climbed up on his shoulder.
not sure what the golfer did., but I would think he freaked out
never heard anything else about it or saw the squirrel again
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Several wild squirrels befriended me at the shop...1 at a time over 10 years....very odd... I could tell them apart from their anatomy and personalities....would seat and eat lunch...visit for snacks
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Originally Posted by 1720keywest View Post
Pretty cool that they helped that animal! Ive seen some videos of dolphins doing similar things to get hooks out via scuba divers.

I was watching this documentary on netflix about people who live in island in SE asia. They jump off boats and harpoon the manta rays for food, and sell some of the body parts for "medicine". Kinda made me sad, but those folks gotta eat too!

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Amazing work!!!
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Old 07-13-2019, 09:29 AM
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Manta Ray's also are intelligent enough to identify divers by their eyes, divers could not figure it out for some time until they used aluminum foil with small slit for each eye in their mask's so the manta could not see and it was the only successful experiment in the manta not being able to identify individual divers. Big brain animal. Including scent and complete gear and suit swap experiments
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No shit....that's interesting
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Watching that video: WOW
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Watching that video: WOW
that's why we are here.....help the innocent we've corrupted
or just help those innocent that need and require human intervention and help....
so glad it happened!!
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Originally Posted by Lprizman View Post
that's why we are here.....help the innocent we've corrupted
or just help those innocent that need and require human intervention and help....
so glad it happened!!
Many more of these type stories and way more than we will ever hear of.
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