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Diver stunned as octopus grabs her hand to lead her to hidden treasure

Saturday, 18/05/2024, 15:48 (GMT+7)

An octopus had an unexpected action when approaching the diver.

A diver from Australia was left astonished when an exceptionally intelligent octopus grabbed her hand and guided her to a hidden treasure. 

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Australian diver amazed as intelligent octopus holds her hand and leads to hidden treasure. Image Credit: Jules Casey via Storyful

The diver is amazed as the octopus leads her to hidden treasure by grabbing her hand

Jules Casey, a freediver, couldn't believe the incredible adventure she experienced as the octopus repeatedly grasped her hand underwater.

The unexpected interaction was captured by an award-winning photographer who happened to be present during the dive. 

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Freediver Jules Casey amazed as octopus guides her underwater, holding her hand repeatedly. Image Credit: Jules Casey via Storyful

In a video shared on Jules' social media pages under the handle OneBreathDiver, she expressed her amazement at not knowing where the octopus was leading her. 

It felt like they were embarking on a thrilling little expedition together.

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Jules, aka OneBreathDiver, amazed as octopus guides her in unknown direction.Image Credit: Jules Casey via Storyful

The octopus approached and took Jules to a hidden treasure.

On that particular day, the octopus reached out and held Jules' hand, leading her in a direction she wouldn't normally go. 

He would pause and turn around occasionally to ensure she was still following. 

Jules admitted feeling a bit shocked when they arrived at a headstone, secured between two steel posts.

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Octopus surprises Jules by holding her hand, and guiding her in an unconventional direction underwater. Image Credit: Jules Casey via Storyful

To her surprise, the headstone bore a photo of a man holding a small white dog. 

As she approached the stone from one side and the octopus from the other, it was as if the octopus proudly exclaimed, "Tada! Here it is!" 

Jules discovered that the man in the photo was actually a friend's father, who was part of a group of divers working in the area.

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Jules shocked as octopus leads her to headstone secured between steel posts. Image Credit: Jules Casey via Storyful

Jules felt deeply moved by the experience. She was amazed that the clever octopus had guided her to the headstone. 

Trying to understand the octopus's intentions, she realized that its nine brains made it impossible to know what it was thinking.

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He would pause and turn around occasionally to ensure she was still following. Image Credit: Jules Casey via Storyful

Viewers of the video were quick to commend the octopus for its intelligence and intentionality. 

Some suggested that octopuses are known to be friendly and enjoy interacting with humans.

Maybe he was saying “hey, excuse me, can you clean this garbage up? One user said.

He as probably thinking “get your crap out of my house filthy human, the second user said.

Mother Nature knows how superficial and materialistic human beings are- we’re doomed as a species, the third user said.

Might have mistook the octopus gesture. All its actions are tuned for survival. A swimmer can be alternate food source if drowned and dead, another wrote.

Now get tf out of my ocean, someone joked.