This Pufferfish let the divers scratch his head, belly and back! So adorable.

According to the National Geographic website,
Pufferfish, also known as blowfish, use their highly elastic stomachs and the ability to quickly ingest huge amounts of water (and even air when necessary) to turn themselves into a virtually inedible ball several times their normal size.
 A screenshot from the video.
A screenshot from the video.


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And although considered a delicacy in some countries, a pufferfish is, in fact, highly toxic with some species being among the most poisonous vertebrates in the world. With more than a hundred species found worldwide, it is no wonder that these divers found one in the seas of Oahu, Hawaii. However, what was amazing with this specific pufferfish was that it was pretty much acting like your average pet dog.

The pufferfish allowed the divers to pet it, scratching in between its eyes, patting it in the back and even calling it closer with hand gestures! By the near-end of the video, it makes you wonder if it was really a fish at all as it seemed to be enjoying the petting it was receiving. And all divers were able to catch this footage and got away scratch-free!


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This Pufferfish let the divers scratch his head, belly and back! So adorable. This Pufferfish let the divers scratch his head, belly and back! So adorable. Reviewed by BubbleFeed on June 14, 2016 Rating: 5